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[REBOL] Re: OSx news and external world reaction ...

From: bruno:bam:wanadoo at: 5-Feb-2003 14:47

Hi all, 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, and-just-think-the-program-it-is-coded-instantly ? No. REBOL already does things a classical programming language doesn't. Just have a quick look at the "one-liners" on It's still young. Give us some time... --Bruno Bord aka No' -----Message d'origine----- De : [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]]De la part de Petr Krenzelok Envoye : mercredi 5 fevrier 2003 09:22 A : [rebol-list--rebol--com] Objet : [REBOL] OSx news and external world reaction ... Hi, 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 development. 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? Thanks, -pekr-