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[REBOL] The Industry Needs REBOL But Thinks it Wants Perl Re:(2)

From: gmassar:dreamsoft at: 20-Sep-2000 13:40

[tim--johnsons-web--com] wrote:
> Hello: MTCW: > > [news--ted--husted--com] wrote: > > > Jingoism aside, your boss did made a good business decision. If you get > > hit by a bus, he can easily find a new Perl programmer to maintain the > > script. Finding a new REBOL programmer might be more difficult. The > > real cost of software is more often not development, but maintenance. > > > > Yup. And it's kind of a chicken and egg thing. One way to > get past that sort of barrier is good dialecting that would > allow non-programmers to do a certain level of program > mainenance. I'm currently redoing a project that I originally > did in Borland C++ with BDE. And dialecting is going > to be considered so that an executive assitant who can > do web pages can do a large portion of the program > maintenance. I hope :)
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. Geo Massar Veteran programmer