[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! :)
> 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?
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.....
> see ya,
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