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[REBOL] Re: core pro?

From: tim:johnsons-web at: 17-Apr-2003 12:56

* [tofo--695online--com] <[tofo--695online--com]> [030417 11:45]:
> >> > I sure wish that the free versions of rebol were not crippled. I know > > that's a worn out subject, so I'll try to leave it alone. > > > >> Crippled? > >> Hah! > > > > Hah! Two! :) > > > > Heh, > > I am sorry for my word choice. Really, I'm a big fan of rebol. But, you > guys tell me, do the free versions not have some important functionality > turned off? Unless I'm really off in fantasy land, people do sort of take > system access for granted in a language. Why is it such a big deal?
Hi Tom: 1)I chose to use rebol/core as the venue for an "programming 101" course for Middle Schoolers because it *doesn't* have system calls. 2)It is perhaps attractive to some ISPs to have CGI scripts hosted that *don't* allow system calls. 3)I've gotten used to doing without. If I do need to make system calls, I use python.... Of the two largest projects that I use rebol/core for the main programming venue, I only use Python on one occasion to do a set of system calls... 4)It may even be a 'teaser' on the part of RT's business plan to release 'core without system calls. If so, I wouldn't argue with that practice.... it's their right, with /core, they've given me an awesome tool as it is. Yeh, it would be nice though..... -tim-
> see ya, > > -tom > -- > To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > subject, without the quotes.
-- Tim Johnson <[tim--johnsons-web--com]>