[REBOL] Re: [REBOL]
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
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.