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[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
into that
> format? > > --Ryan
<major snip> Nice job, Ryan. I would add a few additional points somewhere (if not already mentioned), including: - scripting languages avoid the sometimes lengthy compile, link then debug cycle, allowing changes to be made more easily (as opposed to Java) - JavaScript is closely tied to browser or server, whereas, Rebol could be 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. --Scott Jones