[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
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
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.