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[REBOL] Re: Smart Client

From: ingo:2b1 at: 1-Oct-2003 15:03

Hi Romano, Romano Paolo Tenca wrote:
> Hi Andrew,
> What I do not understand well is that people often seems to wait everything > from RT. I used many languages in my life and I have always used external > libraries and third party tools, why cannot it happen with Rebol? There is > some obscure reason? RT cannot make everything and Rebol should be a very > limited language if only RT could release additional features.
... as I see it, there are two main obstacles to the adoption of third party libs/tool in Rebol 1) I guess, in all those languages using a third party lib doesn't increase the number of files to be installed in any significant way, whereas in Rebol - in the simplest case - it's an increase by 33% (of my maths serve me well) (Rebol executable, your script, AND the third party lib ... ;-)
> There are at least 3 menu styles around.
2) Where? Or in other words, a central repositry where you'll be sure to find everything is still missing in the mindset of most Rebolers, though I hope will get there. Kind regards, Ingo