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[REBOL] The Industry Needs REBOL But Thinks it Wants Perl Re:(3)

From: news:ted:husted at: 20-Sep-2000 17:37

On 9/20/2000 at 1:40 PM [gmassar--dreamsoft--com] wrote:
> REBOL was designed for non-programmers to write any scripts because
of its "natural" language. Hence, anybody with a good brain can learn REBOL in a matter of days as compared to Perl or others that would take weeks to learn. Any REBOL programmer can be easily replaced. I know industry don't see that way unless REBOL becomes standardized or something. Anything can be said -- heck, look at all the wonderful-world things said at REBOL.COM -- but then try and go find a working example of REBOL/Express (or a an example of a working REBOL programmer in your hometown). If the REBOL/Express ROI is a few weeks, why isn't being used for a developer channel by now? If SELMA is most REBOL that REBOL will use, why should anyone else use more? I personally think REBOL is a fine language, and enjoy using it when I have the opportunity. But since the marketing is not credible, I can't in good conscious recommend it to clients. The support infrastructure just isn't there. -Ted.