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[REBOL] Re: Giving up Rebol?

From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 10-Dec-2002 12:54

Hi Pat, p> I am getting a bit tired with Rebol for a lot a reasons that this List p> has often exposed: poor documentation, poor feedback, many gotchas and p> unexpected GPF. p> So I am seriously thinking of giving it up. p> What kind of alternative is available out there? I mean which programming p> language or development system will provide most of the qualities I was p> looking for in Rebol? Since I don't know what qualities you're looking for, I can't tell you what else might work for you. I've looked at lots of languages and, for better or for worse, I'm hooked on REBOL. Python is very popular these days, and Ruby is very strong in Japan, but hasn't caught on in many other places yet. I like Ruby better myself, but that's just me. I also think Euphoria has some potential though I've only tinkered with it. I was a VBer for 11 years (I guess I still am, though my heart isn't there any longer) and you could head down the .NET path as a safe bet for something with lots of docs and users. Personally, the whole .NET thing is where MS lost me, but YMMV. I'm also a big fan of many things Eiffel has to offer but I just never got into it in a big way; so I scavenged concepts from it for use in other places. :) Best of luck with whatever you choose to do Pat. -- Gregg