[REBOL] Re: What's Up Rebol?
From: rotenca:telvia:it at: 6-Mar-2002 18:30
> Why aren't more programmers adopting the language?
2) Lack of doc and reference doc.
3) A functional language it is not the first choice for a standard programmer.
4) Almost nobody speaks of Rebol outside this "private" mailing list
5) The future of Rebol is not clear.
> I have purchased and read some of the material in it and think that it
should be appropriately named "Database Programming With Rebol". Where's the
official guide part? Did I miss it. Am I illiterate. Oh, and then there's
Rebol /Core [User Guide] You know the one without the index. The
you know that indispensable thing as technicians that we refer to on a daily
I use the pdf version and its Find function. A little slow, but it works.
> Why hasn't there been any news from Rebol in five months?
I ask myself the same thing. And no new docs in 9 + months.
> This is odd, you would think that somebody promoting a product would be
seeking to distribute all kinds of news.
I agree. MS is a leader to follow in the fake news area. Fake news are always
better than no news :-)
> Should I invest the time and energy in learning Rebol?
Who knows? I made it. I'm happy. But actually I do not think to make money
> Well it's time to go, I just felt a real need to vent some of my
frustrations. I just get the impression that Rebol is failing at reaching the
real future of Rebol, programmers and innovators.
It is not easy to find the right way to success for a product like Rebol.