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From: riusa:email:it at: 11-Jul-2002 8:20

>I'm not so sure. Perhaps for very simple stuff that just requires you >to modify an example from the user guide, but once you go beyond that >you need some general programming skills and the right kind of mind >and resources to get past the error messages or wrong results that >are being returned. I'd say the learning curve is a bit bumpy with >REBOL. Easy to begin with, then bumpy as you try to get your head >around how the various pieces of REBOL fit together, then easy again >after you've got the hang of it and the pieces seem simplier than you >first thought. But you hit the bumpy bits quite soon I found. >
I think Rebol has, like many other languages, its pro & cons. But there are a lot of languages in the same position: Python, Perl, Ruby, maybe Java (not a true scripting language, but with many fine features...), Macromedia Flash (ok, not a scripting language, but with a good power if used to develop internet-based software), etc... I think Rebol becomes difficult just like other languages as soon as you has to create a complex, full-featured software (not only small, fine utilities!). I agree with Carl when he says - "Could be. There's a problem with understanding REBOL scripts written by others though, in that they can be full of words defined by the programmer and that you won't find in the user guide. This can make other people's scripts difficult to figure out." -. Power of Rebol is not only dialect (sometimes difficult to maintain, since learn a new programming language is not always easy, but using dialects you have to learn many different languages...!!!), the power of Rebol is autoinstallation, is its compact dimensions, is its graphic INTEGRATED GUI (yes integrated), is its encryption, its protocols, is its system to write programs similar to HTML style. Bye! --Alessandro--