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[REBOL] Re: Carl ar Rebol, comment please :-) (was) Re: Re: language shoot-out :

From: carl:s:rebol at: 4-Nov-2002 11:36

Petr, We are interested in making many improvements, but we are going to start partitioning improvements into two groups: those that can be developed by outside developers, and those that require changes to the kernel and must be done inside. Another problem that also comes up whenever I see a list like this: setting priorities. For example, tail recursion is a nice dream, but would you want it if it slowed down code execution? Remember, every additional check added to the inner loop of an interpreter slows down everything. So, we avoid that where possible. (Please don't lecture me on the benefits of tail recursion, I've implemented it in several other languages, and know it well.) Wouldn't you rather have REBOL running on portable devices instead? So, priorities, priorities. -Carl At 06:19 AM 11/4/02 +0100, you wrote: