[REBOL] Re: Antwort: Re: Eric Raymond on scripting languages
From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 30-Apr-2001 19:33
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From: "Kolbjørn Barmen" <[kolla--nvg--ntnu--no]>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2001 4:16 PM
Subject: [REBOL] Re: Antwort: Re: Eric Raymond on scripting languages
> On Mon, 30 Apr 2001, Petr Krenzelok wrote:
> > [Sharriff--Aina--med-iq--de] wrote:
> > > Same here, but I must admit, for ODBC and GUI programming i´d rather
> > > Python.
> > And the reason is? There is not imo better/easier GUI aproach than VID
is (and dialecting in
> > general). My friend told me to look into Python, but all I found was
some kind of object aproach ...
> > but it is two or so years ago already ...
> > What GUI toolkit is default to Python?
> GUI? Scr*w that... python runs on palm, rebol does not :)
kollaaa! you man - you know I will defend rebol and you expect my opposite
reaction, that's for sure :-)
well - you also know that if I think something is going wrong, I scream so
loud, that even RT folks had to calm me down few times already :-) I too,
sometimes wonder, how's that Carl created AmigaOS, and now his next gen
system is XXX slower, requires 100x more powerfull hw, etc. ... but
remember - Palm capabilities are history in 2 years, while openess and
system architecture stays ... :-)
I have to admit though, that I can see Rebol image being 20 - 30% better,
after "strategy switch".
- View 1.0 is out!
- Desktop is compact
- design is very nice
- we have /Pro capabilities for 49 USD thru all platforms available. That's
very affordable price!
- Holger described some features which are going to be added to /Command and
make it even cooler (FastCGI, View parts, ssl, etc.)
on the contrary there is still many wishes for me:
- to understand one day - what is rebol kernel, and what is not, and how are
internally rebol layers related
- dynamic component system, to don't bother some SSL module will add 500 kb
or more if I need it + per component pricing
- View is "just" compositing engine - we all want rebol/scala :-))
- one day there will be no rebol product without /pro capabilities .... we
need to somehow bring custom components ... eh, we can do it with
multiplatform libraries, but then "what is what" inside of rebol is even
more mystery to me :-) .... maybe rebol/core should be just
tasking/threading capable network infrastructure with all core capabilities,
improved parser, added modules and components APIS ... everything else
should be plug-in ...
Kolla - it will come one day ... sc*ew Palm :-)