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[REBOL] Re: Dialect for Flash files

From: etienne:alaurent:free at: 19-Jun-2001 2:24

Hi, Carl, Le mar, 19 jun 2001, vous avez écrit :
>Yep, we all know about Squeak... It's been around >for a while now. The guys who wrote it are old >friends of mine from Apple computer. It's based >on Smalltalk-80... and remains true to that design, >thanks to a good team... now at Disney. > >However, Squeak has different objectives that REBOL.
That's true.
>Squeak is meant to be an entire programming environment >whereas REBOL is meant to create lightweight network >applications.
I agree.
>On my system here, Squeak takes about >30 seconds to start (REBOL/View takes about 2 seconds), >and it's meant to be kept open the entire time.
On my system (Linux Mandrake 7 + Pentium II/300 + 192 Mb mem + 30 Gb hard disk), the Squeak basic environment takes about 5 seconds to start, and REBOL/View takes 2 seconds. Anyway, there is no problem, because I don't use Squeak.
>So, each language has its merits.
I agree again.
>Use the language that makes the most sense for what you want to do.
I use REBOL/View because it is ok for me.
>There really are no "winners". Most languages continue to exist. >Fortran and Cobol are still used today.
I agree again and again. Anymay, I'm dreaming of a complete programming environment for REBOL, compatible with lightweight network programming. It could be so cool ;-) I'm dreaming... I'm dreaming... --- Etienne