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[REBOL] Re: [REBOL]Re: Larry Wall's REBOL opinion

From: rebol-list2:seznam:cz at: 26-Nov-2005 14:35

Hello Tim, Tuesday, November 22, 2005, 7:33:16 PM, you wrote: TJ> * <> [051122 07:43]:
>> >> Tim: >> >> > Major revisions can be headaches, methinks. >> >> Larry Wall uses an even stronger term: for PERL, it's the apocalypse. >> >>
TJ> Apocalypse huh? Perl 6.0 has been in the can so long, I sometimes TJ> wonder if it is "apocryphal" <wink>
>> But minor revisions can be headaches too....
TJ> Tell me about it! TJ> cniweb is a very rebol friendly hoster, and hosts a number of TJ> different rebol users. We had a panic attack in March of 2003 when the TJ> hoster upgraded rebol and scripts were breaking *everywhere* TJ> But as soon as he restored the original, all was good and he hasn't TJ> dared to do an upgrade since..... TJ> Sorry, - I can't remember what was breaking... TJ> But a pre-2003 binary lives on the machines hosting the virtual TJ> domains for that hoster. TJ> tim
>>, which runs purely on REBOL/Core, is a version or two behind >> current /Core releases. Why? Minor incompatibilities that we haven't yet tracked >> down across 120+ scripts would break too many things.... >>
And one more comment - problems with incompatibities has all languages. Even running old PHP code on the latest PHP is not without problems. Some of my older Rebol script do not work with the latest Rebol, but that's OK as they are old and I don't need them. If I would need them it would not be such a problem to fix it and I still have all the old Rebol version so I can run the script from the correct interpret. That's the biggest advantage that Rebol is so compact:) -- Best regards, rebOldes -----------------[ ]