[REBOL] Re: RFC: Cross-language benchmark proposal
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 8-Nov-2002 9:45
<< (although my personal suspicion is that the target zones for VB and REBOL
have significant non-overlap). >>
UI creation may be seen as their major zone of overlap, but VB is a general
purpose language just like all the others so I wouldn't classify it as being
very different, except for being a Windows-only solution.
My view is based on my background and exeperience, where people buy
commercial products and laugh heartily when you talk about downloading
source and compiling a tool yourself in order to use it, but it's perfectly
normal to spend a few weeks trying to get an InstallShield setup built after
a product is ready. :)
Also, some of the optimize-by-design issues would
actually require significant expertise in the various languages.
Do we want to worry about finding/developing/cultivating expertise
in all languages, or just provide a fair comparison along with some
other interesting info?
I like that latter view. A fair comparison plus interesting info. I also
think that if the tests are easy to implement, the expertise will come to
<< I think we should be fairly picky about the "same thing" rule >>>
P.S. Thanks for heading this up. -G