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[REBOL] Re: newbie question

From: tim:johnsons-web at: 16-Mar-2004 11:04

* Brondo, Greg <[Greg--Brondo--allegiancetelecom--com]> [040316 07:36]:
> Where are things like open/lines/direct documented? If I execute 'help > open' I can see 'open/lines' and 'open/direct' but no the > 'open/lines/direct'. How is a newcomer to this language supposed to 'know' > these things? > > Not to sound like a whiner but I *really* want to use this language I'm just > having trouble convincing myself to use it for any projects due to the lack > of thorough docs and the 'black box' nature of it...... > > Instead I'm having to look into something like Ruby (or Python) for my > clients project....
I use python and rebol about equally. For instance, I have a client who wants a language that can be interlinked with apache, so there is no 'mod rebol' but there is a 'mod python', so I use python... but holy smokes! Rebol is **so** much more streamlined than python. Rebol's help feature is very helpful and in my opinion, better conceived than pythons. At least when you use help in rebol for a non-existing word, you get alternative choices, as opposed to python's choice to throw and exception. Having said that rebol 'help is better conceived, it still has a way to go in implementation. Give rebol a try. The differences between rebol and python is the difference between a sportscar and a long-haul truck. Both have their use. tim -- Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>