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[REBOL] Re: Is Rebol OO?

From: behrangsa:ya:hoo at: 12-Jan-2004 16:37

> JC> ...whether it behaves differently or if its > sytnax is consistent > JC> or not with their expectations and the parent > language. > > People don't have to know that a dialect has a > "parent language". > What's important is that all the similarities you > *can* leverage with > embedded languages reduce the "impedance mistmatch" > for users and > makes it more accessible. The less there is to > learn, the better, in > most cases.
I totally agree with that. Learning a new dialect (syntax) is not harder than learning a new API, at least for experienced programmers who have worked at least with 3+ languages in real world scenarios. Having worked with Java and C++ alot I didn't feel any difficulties in learning Jython, (and REBOL of course ;) According to the messages sent to the list I learned that REBOL is not OO. But it doesn't look to be procedural or something else too. Isn't it an instance of a new yet to be named paradigm?? Behrang.