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[REBOL] Re: RFC: Cross-language benchmark proposal

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 8-Nov-2002 9:45

Hi Joel, << (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 us. << I think we should be fairly picky about the "same thing" rule >>> I agree. --Gregg P.S. Thanks for heading this up. -G