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

From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 4-Nov-2002 6:19

Joel Neely wrote:
>Hi, Carl, > >I started to work up REBOL versions to submit a while back; I got >frustrated when the ackermann blew up with stack overflow at 7 >(the test calls for 8). >
Well Joel, now as RT seems to be back to proper developer's support, maybe Carl could organise a poll to see, what would developer's welcome most in the next few months, year, two years period. My favorites are (in no respective order): user-level: - exposing convolve mechanism for custom effects purpose (for those who like to produce demos) - partial compile (for those who are brave enough to loose a bit of a dynamic fashion of a language and need crunching numbers - math, image pixel manipulation) - full async networking, including callbacks and async console, as was suggested by Holger - open/async tcp:// :my-callback-func - upgrade to View (further draw development/mainly bugfixes!, speed-up/native platform acceleration support, color text) - better sound - better XML support (more protocols) profi (Command nad Pro?): - threading support - tail recursion (for Joel :-) - ability to call into language API, extend it ... - finishing security issues, as proposed at the end of following doc - - decide to a) upgrade fast-cgi and mySQL support or b) drop them, as they don't seem to be on pair with current state of menthioned technologies development OK, maybe someone comes with another ones. The point is - developer should not feel locked, or he/she will have to look for the solution outside the rebol scope. The plan should be clear - to not further isolate rebol in usage, but let developers spread rebol into various interesting places of usage. Remember - one single project can bring in attention of new audience, new developers - and in the end - RT can't loose. OK, now I will let Carl to announce, what gets implemented as the upcoming Christmas' present ;-) -pekr-