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[REBOL] The needs that Rebol answers

From: andrew::martin::colenso::school::nz at: 24-Dec-2003 22:39

bryan wrote (in another thread):
> Other people on this list do find Rebol practical for their needs, as
well as their aesthetics, can you specify what exactly in your needs Rebol answers? For me, Rebol fills my need (want) to generate HTML from plain text (%eText.r), and generating HTML, XHTML, XML, SVG and other XML related languages (%ML.r). I've found Rebol handy to read .csv files that were generated badly, manipulate them (transpose, tear off columns, add other columns, and so on), and write the correct .CSV back to disk (%CSV.r). I've also found it great to write a Wiki CGI in (%Wiki.r). I've also needed it at work to aid other badly written programs that have no competitor (yet...), so they can do their job properly. I've got other needs that I think Rebol could fill, like reading and parsing XML well (so that I can read XML files written by MS Excel 2002), and native Windows (native OS) user interface (so that I can create "miniature" Windows compatible programs). Basically, playing well with others. Andrew J Martin Attendance Officer & Grail Jedi. Colenso High School Arnold Street, Napier. Tel: 64-6-8310180 ext 826 Fax: 64-6-8336759 DISCLAIMER: Colenso High School and its Board of Trustees is not responsible (or legally liable) for materials distributed to or acquired from user e-mail accounts. You can report any misuse of an e-mail account to our ICT Manager and the complaint will be investigated. (Misuse can come in many forms, but can be viewed as any material sent/received that indicate or suggest pornography, unethical or illegal solicitation, racism, sexism, inappropriate language and/or other issues described in our Acceptable Use Policy.) All outgoing messages are certified virus-free by McAfee GroupShield Exchange Phone: +64 6 843 5095 or Fax: +64 6 833 6759 or E-mail: [postmaster--colenso--school--nz]