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[REBOL] Re: Curl

From: dvydra2:yaho:o at: 15-Mar-2001 22:23

Christian, Thanks for informing us about Curl. After spending an hour looking at it, I am sure that: 1. I like REBOL better in most cases 2. I am worried about REBOL's future Why $52M? For the marketing department, of course. We have all seen many great technologies shelved due to competitors better marketing. My personal complaints for REBOL are: 1. R/View is not marketed as a GUI component for large client/server systems, specifically servers written in Java. 2. REBOL is not being ported to Java. Curl announced their intention to do so. <reflecting> Several years ago, I joined Forte Software, which had technically the best solution for 3-tier client/server systems. When Sun announced their Java EJB spec, Forte stock plummeted from $40 to $3. Ironically, Sun bought the company for $20/share a few years later, but the original Forte TOOL language seems to be dying off. Forte was very proprietory -- not a single book on the TOOL language has been published, so REBOL is doing better in that department. For all of the evils of Java, one has to admit that there are many useful toolkits available, a few very nice IDEs and Java does run on more platforms than REBOL. </reflecting> I hope 2 years from now I will program in REBOL, not Curl. Regards, David --- Christian Langreiter <[c--langreiter--synerge--at]> wrote:
> Curl seems to be quite similar in scope and > direction to REBOL: > > > > > They just got $52m in funding. > > Any opinions? > > Best regards, > Chris > > -- > To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email > to > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > subject, without the quotes. >
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