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[REBOL] Re: Tuples - Was Pair! thread

From: robbo1mark:aol at: 8-Feb-2002 4:00

Maarten / Gregg The good thing about benevolent dictators for example Linus Torvalds (Linux), Larry Wall (Perl), Guido Van Rossum (Python) is that they make their program / project source code available, that is why they are benevolent. Yes they strictly control and decide upon what goes into the "official" code base or release and that's where the dictator part of the title comes from. However with Linux, Perl & python, if some feature is missing or something doesn't work for you then you can change it or implement it differently yourself ( or pay someone to do it for you) and create your own modified version that works for you. These changes don't affect the "official" released versions but if they're useful and provide value then they may or may not find their way into the official code base if the benevolent dictator eventually decides to accept your patches, or not! THIS it aint so with REBOL, BUT I aint complaining about that. however I for one would much prefer it if Carl Sassenrath adopted the benevolent dictator model but Iam not going to hold my breath waiting. Best wishes, Mark Dickson In a message dated Fri, 8 Feb 2002 3:13:22 AM Eastern Standard Time, "Maarten Koopmans" <[m--koopmans2--chello--nl]> writes: