[REBOL] Re: Hackers...
From: ishtahara:yah:oo at: 16-May-2003 13:06
--- Gabriele Santilli wrote:
> If you call the "interfaces ... as articulated
> as programming languages" "dialects" you'll soon
> feel like at home.
As convert to the REBOL cause will envision the future
through such a lens. E.g, Python, Ruby or Lua
programmers might similarly adopt Paul's concepts to
> I think someone should really convince Paul Graham
> to subscribe to this list and stay here for a
> couple months.
As good as REBOL is, it is probably not easy to
attract someone as busy or as focused as Paul Graham.
Part of being a smart/efficient guru is the practice
of keeping a small number of doors open and close all
Turning the tables, imagine Carl's reaction if you
told him how incredible Arc is, and that he should set
aside some time to explore the Arc community. Carl
would probably not take this up unless there were
clear benefits for REBOL.
The difference I see is:
- On his website, Paul Graham writes intelligent
articles that draw potential developer/industry &
mindshare to his project. Paul is a good writer with
strong opinions, but if he wrote less prose, might Arc
be released by now?
- REBOL.com offers intelligent tools and code that are
in major release. It is available now. Carl is an
action guy; he lets REBOL speak for itself. Therefore
there is very little opinion or commentary on
REBOL.com. However, REBOL does not demonstrate rapid
progress. When momentum is lost, there is little to
provide fuel for social networking.