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[REBOL] The Industry Needs REBOL But Thinks it Wants Perl Re:(2)

From: tim:johnsons-web at: 20-Sep-2000 10:53

Hello: MTCW: [news--ted--husted--com] wrote:
> Jingoism aside, your boss did made a good business decision. If you get > hit by a bus, he can easily find a new Perl programmer to maintain the > script. Finding a new REBOL programmer might be more difficult. The > real cost of software is more often not development, but maintenance. >
Yup. And it's kind of a chicken and egg thing. One way to get past that sort of barrier is good dialecting that would allow non-programmers to do a certain level of program mainenance. I'm currently redoing a project that I originally did in Borland C++ with BDE. And dialecting is going to be considered so that an executive assitant who can do web pages can do a large portion of the program maintenance. I hope :)
> Something that REBOL needs but doesn't have is a killer app that can be > sold with a maintenance contract. A working enterprise portal, like > what the vaporific .COM site describes, would be great. Once a backbone > application is in place, it would be easier to then use REBOL for other > things. >
I think the rebol team needs this fellow!! :)
> Personally, I wouldn't feel good about writing something in REBOL and > then pretending it's Perl. Sounds like something the marketing boys in > Redmond might dream up
I agree, but then, I am rewriting C++ objects so that they look like rebol. I just can't help myself!! -Tim