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[REBOL] Re: language shoot-out :-)

From: rebologue:y:ahoo at: 4-Nov-2002 19:22

--- Ed Dana wrote:
> Thinking about it further, competitors should be > limitted to languages that are truly cross-platform > compatible.
?!?! This is shaky ground. Not a good idea, IMO.
> And that should be one of the grading > criteria; how well does it perform on > different hardware.
Now we're getting more complex. Our choice of hardware configuration will inevitably be disputed and challenged.
> This would remove a few contenders, including VB. :)
Wouldn't that defeat the purpose? By disqualifying noteworthy contenders, we diminish broad-appeal of the comparison. We should impartially compare the benefits/features of REBOL to other popular languages. If REBOL performs well, it stands to attract potential new users. If some of those new users are from VB (or RealBasic, Basic, etc.), I'd consider that a far greater victory than if we had disqualified those languages due to impurity . // Ed __________________________________________________ Do you Yahoo!? HotJobs - Search new jobs daily now http://hotjobs.yahoo.com/