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

From: rgaither:triad:rr at: 5-Nov-2002 12:43

On Tuesday, November 5, 2002, at 11:35 AM, Joel Neely wrote:
> FWIW, my list would probably (not well thought out) contain items > such as: > > - Documentation. > - Mac OS X support equivalent to other platforms. > - Documentation. > - Addressing some of the performance and consistency issues already > raised on this list (to ease effective learning for beginners and > effective use by not-so-beginners). > - Documentation.
I like this list as well though my order would be slightly different. 1. Bug fixes Those mentioned for November plus a few others that I suspect fall into that performance/consistency group Joel has noted. 2. Documentation The new FAQ is a step in the right direction but we need a whole, more comprehensive approach to documenting the world of REBOL. It isn't enough to know something is there without any explanation of why or how it works. 3. Mac OS X support equivalent to other platforms 4. Library Project This goes along with #2 as a critical part of providing the resources new developers (and even existing ones) need to be effective. On the Library and Documentation points I think it is very important to realize just how the power of this "little" language requires a large amount of material to present it properly.
> I respectfully suggest that presence on OS X would serve as a way to > "get ahead of the curve" on a platform that seems to be increasingly > well-regarded by a couple of important communities (*nix and Java), > rather than waiting to see where the masses are and playing catch up.
I too am using an iBook as my primary machine and for exactly the same reasons. I have never owned or used a Mac before being a *nix and windows guy up until middle of this year. OS X has the right stuff and I think you will see more and more support from the developer community at large as they explore it. FWIW, Rod. Rod Gaither [rgaither--triad--rr--com] Oak Ridge, NC USA