[REBOL] Re: OSx news and external world reaction ...
From: bruno:bam:wanadoo at: 5-Feb-2003 14:47
May I point at something quite obvious... according to the statement
Show me a REBOL product that can stand next to wxWindows/Eclipse/Qt and I
might be interested.
we would have been locked in the binary coding (or even hexadecimal) for the
rest of Times. Why looking at other programming languages, if any program /
algorithm is supposed to be transformed into binaries ?...
This kind of "programming obscurantism" is very sad, indeed... I think it
comes from the "religious fanatic" feelings a hacker/coder might feel for
his favorite programming language. There are JAVAists, PERLists,
PYTHONists... and REBOLists, of course ;o)
Were the first releases of Perl, Java, Python, etc. fully-functional, with a
full-GUI developement system, and integrated libraries parsing XML,
REBOL already does things a classical programming language doesn't. Just
have a quick look at the "one-liners" on rebol.com... It's still young. Give
us some time...
--Bruno Bord aka No'
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Objet : [REBOL] OSx news and external world reaction ...
I took care to inform Eugenia from OSNews and also MacWorldCentral about
OSX news. They both published. OSNews carried some discussion too and
one reply dragged my attention:
What, does RT have money to burn or something ?!?
Anyone that cares to do web scripting can use Perl or Python (or cURL
for simple web fetching).
REBOL's best bet would be to provide a cross-platform scripting language
/that can be used to build professional-looking apps/, not drablets.
Show me a REBOL product that can stand next to wxWindows/Eclipse/Qt and
I might be interested. It would take that much for me to consider a
closed, proprietary source vendor.
If REBOL has gone this far with that GUI kit, it's clear to me that
those folks just don't get it. That minimalist, insular mindset might
play well in the Honeycomb Hideout, but it doesn't cut it for app
While I regard first part of message (web scripting) being a real crap
(author does not mention PHP for e.g.), I would like to ask - is here
anyone who tried abovementhioned "wxWindows/Eclipse/Qt"? And do you
think View can't be used to develop the same level UI apps?
We know what is VID about, we know much can be improved and will be
improved. Things that bother me more thoug, are - printing, unicode,
better fonts (aliasing) ... simply the kernel changes - are we behind
here in comparison to above mentioned environments?