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[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. >
Bof... 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). Bye, David