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[REBOL] Re: [native-UI] What's native?

From: mmastroianni:fluentenergy at: 24-Jun-2004 10:09

Hi all - (occasionally I feel the need to abandon my daily lurking here and say something -- the interplay here is fascinating to me...)
> The problem is lack of documentation. I'ld be happy if > solutions in C would be > of the same complexity. <SNIP> > --- > Ciao > Romano
I just want to say this: I yearn for the day that there is that milestone kind of tutorial/text/manual documentation that leads the potential future REBOL user/developer from very simple REBOL concepts to very complex ones, peeling away the confusion that I and others encounter attempting to secure the benefits of REBOL with limited time available to get it . I have used REBOL successfully to do useful things, but without the benefit of appreciating its elegance (so often described here passionately). This makes it difficult to be an effective advocate; it is becoming ever easier to consider a language like Python as a reasonable best candidate for a scripting tool, given the documentation support and community resources. I have even purchased the time of a very competent REBOL programmer and travelled w/ an IT associate for a one afternoon tutoring session. It was very useful, but scratched the surface (by definition). My point: if excellent (i.e., clear, illustrative, progressive) tutorial/reference materials and information are compiled and made available (perhaps even an occasional training seminar), if REBOL is as capable and worthy of our interest as I believe it to be, people will adopt it in much greater numbers; and companies like mine will risk depending on it. (That felt good - thanks for suffering my brief soapbox digression...) Regards, Mike Michael Mastroianni President, Fluent Energy [mmastroianni--fluentenergy--com]