[REBOL] The Industry Needs REBOL But Thinks it Wants Perl Re:(2)
From: tim:johnsons-web at: 20-Sep-2000 10:53
> 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
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!!