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[REBOL] Re: Limited Core Features

From: kaveh:shahbazian:gma:il at: 9-Jan-2008 15:42

Thanks Gregg I did not mean REBOL should go open source (I place REBOL core in same train with Adobe Flash Player itself which is closed source) and I have no problem with it's closed source core (Java for many years behaves this way and that was not a problem). But I mean some essential features are just accessible in (for example) REBOL/Command; and not in REBOL/Core. Thorning apart the language itself in separate components, is ugly. For instance a function type (which of course is a part of language) named Routine is just available in REBOL/Command; which I think should not be this way. This way in fact I am working for different languages and when I am programming I must be concerned about none-programming issues. On Jan 9, 2008 2:14 PM, Gregg Irwin <> wrote:
> Hi Kaveh, > > KS> I have just introduced to REBOL; so I am going to see through it! > > Welcome! > > KS> 1 - But at the starting point I have seen some annoying signs that I > have > KS> read in the user manual: > KS> Some part of core features are not free; some important parts like > ability > KS> to write native extensions! > KS> I think I can not tolerate limited core features in long run. I prefer > the > KS> dialects be closed and commercial; not some core features. > > That's just the way it is. REBOL 3 has just been released in alpha > form, and it will open up much more of the system for extension and > such, but there will still be a closed kernel. At this time, there are > no plans to make REBOL entirely Open Source, and the extension model > is not solidified yet. > > What exactly do you need native extensions for? > > KS> 2 - What is this AltME? Where is your REBOL world? (Is it somewhere in > WoW? > KS> ;) ) > > > > If you decide to continue with REBOL, I can set up an account for you > on the main REBOL world. > > -- Gregg > > -- > To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to > lists at with unsubscribe as the subject. >
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