[REBOL] Re: even further ... Re: Introducing REBOL/Base - FAQ
From: kemp:extelligence at: 30-Sep-2002 9:53
I would normally agree with the statements below as well, except that 'REBOL
is not C'. By that I mean that REBOL is more of a platform or environment
than simply a language, and I believe that RT's approach of 'chunky'
releases better suits the platform approach. You can depend on certain
features ALWAYS being in certain releases. Additionally, just how much
optimization do you want - REBOL is only 500K, unheard of these days.
> > cell phone connected to my PDA and I am not interested in
> > downloading whole Rebol just because some bug was fixed in Sound
> > component. So - one file? Good, but there would have to be the
> > option to replace rebol.exe's Sound component by new one :-)
I think for most people that downloading and installing ALL of REBOL will
take vastly less time than downloading a one-liner and replacing it in a
given environment. :0
For embedded and dedicated apps, /Encap should strip out unused code and
minimize size, not the /releases themselves.