[REBOL] Re: oss revisited (briefly!)
From: david:feugey:eqrd at: 13-Feb-2004 10:20
Karl Robillard a =E9crit :
>I'm not a Java expert, but I assume that there is a formal specification for
>Java and that there are many implementations (Sun, IBM, Blackdown?). That
>may explain why people would be comfortable adopting Java but not REBOL.
There are also big issues with portability.
Anyway we have R# ; this is the first step to give people a second
choice, even if nothing can be compared to "RT-Rebol". I think RT made
the right choice : no OSS version of the language means no fragmentation
of the source code. Of course that does not mean that OSS
implementations dont have to exist, but just that the main
implementation is not and that the other one cannot be called Rebol.
It's the same for Java with Kaffe (for example).