[REBOL] Re: Need help for justification of using REBOL as dev language
From: gjones05:mail:orion at: 10-Apr-2001 16:55
From: "Ryan Cole"
> Hi, I wrote down several points I thought were important. My points
> have to do with cost savings--a well proven sales tactic. This doc is not
> researched, or worded, but maybe we can build off it, or rewrite it, to
> something a bit more professional for those who need it in the future. I
> the idea of a comparison table, maybe this could be shrunk and altered
Nice job, Ryan.
I would add a few additional points somewhere (if not already mentioned),
- scripting languages avoid the sometimes lengthy compile, link then debug
cycle, allowing changes to be made more easily (as opposed to Java)
refactored and extended beyond browser technology to its own dedicated and
*secure* channel if/when needed.
- ability to great a dialect that is particular to the problem domain,
allowing even faster prototyping and development in the future.
John Ousterhout (original creator of Tcl/Tk) wrote a great article (for IEEE
Computer, 1998) on the use of scripting for the 21st century. There are
many great arguments embedded in that document (it's been a couple of years
since I have read it so I won't try to paraphrase it).
Good luck, Christophe.