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[REBOL] Re: Tuples - Was Pair! thread

From: m:koopmans2:chello:nl at: 8-Feb-2002 14:43

There is no link between benevolent dictators and success. There is no link between open source and success (Delphi, VB, ...) --Maaten
> Carl, > > what you say may be true if indeed people used non standard interpreters /
protocols or whatever for REBOL or any other internet messaging & communications system.
> Of course you have to have an agreed standards & protocols otherwise the
whole internet wouldn't function.
> Perl & Python both have internet functionality via modules & extensions,
and tru they are not as natural & inbuilt or as easy to use as REBOL's however surely your not trying to say that because these languages are open source that they are not suitable for multiplatform
> internet communication / messaging are you? > > The internet is based on agreed communication standards and protocols &
functionality regardless of whether your working in REBOL, Perl, Python, JAVA or Microsoft DotNet.
> Webservices & the executable internet will be totally reliant on open
specifications & messaging standards
> non of this precludes "roll your own" or open source as long as you meet
the agreed minimum standard.
> That's my opinion, which are more successful & gaining more traction Perl,
Python or REBOL?
> I see new books & tutorials & resources coming out for these other
languages all the time. I love REBOL and it's potential but i think it's losing the battle to become mainstream and part of the reason for that I believe is it's closed proprietary nature.