[REBOL] Re: Tuples - Was Pair! thread
From: robbo1mark:aol at: 8-Feb-2002 12:43
What I mean by mainstream is that REBOL gains enough traction with users and developers
that the market for REBOL products, be this interpreters, applications, books, tutorials,
websites etc. becomes more active and self enforcing.
Just a quick look at computer stores / magazines / websites / bookstores / IT emplyment
opprotunities etc. is enough to show you that REBOL isn't barely noticeable even in relation
to other new small time languages like Ruby.
/ ML / Haskell have a more noticeable profile than REBOL and this hasn't changed much
since 1998 when I first encountered REBOL.
We had a brief period about two years ago when the 2 english language books came out,
but nothing since then. At my local bookstore these two REBOL titles have sat in the
clearance shelfs at bargain basement prices and still nobody buys them.
News articles, books, conferences, new applications, upgrades, job vacancies etc happen
for these other languages every other day / week / month. RT inc are doing a great job
in advancing REBOL but they are a very small in terms of manpower and there is only so
much they can do with the resources they have, that is why they could be considered a
bottleneck as virtually everything major in relation to REBOL has to happen through them.
Becoming multivendor and / or open source is the only way I can see REBOL ever taking
off as a technology unless RT Inc are bought out by one of the industry giants who would
then hopefully promote REBOL and give it a higher level of visibility and commit greater
resources to it. None of these scenarios is by any means a certainty.
I hope for the best, and try to increase my understanding of the multifaceted aspects
in the belief that someday I might in someway make a contribution to greater choice &
growth of REBOL as a technology.
In a message dated Fri, 8 Feb 2002 11:58:11 AM Eastern Standard Time, "Romano Paolo Tenca"