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[REBOL] Re: Opening a new blog about Rebol?

From: jblake:arsenaldigital at: 19-Nov-2007 9:15

I think the reason that more people haven't used Rebol is because of the features/options in it. Granted, some people have the mindset about opensource but those are not the majority. For example, I'm writing a perl script to automate something. Why am I using Perl and not Rebol? Because I need to launch commands to an app and get the data back. I currently cant do that in Rebol. I did write a Perl script that launched Rebol when I needed to post to a web page. If I'm looking for a app to write a script, and there are 3 that have the features I need, I'll choose the easiest one to use. Rebol is easier but it currently doesn't have the features. Once it has the features, it will become popular if the rebol.dll is open or not. With its small footprint, Rebol fits nicely on the Palm Pilots, IPhones, etc. If we could write apps for those that would connect to servers/dbases/applications.................. John