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[REBOL] Re: What's Up Rebol?

From: rotenca:telvia:it at: 6-Mar-2002 18:30

Hi Jim
> Why aren't more programmers adopting the language?
1) License. 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 Index" you know that indispensable thing as technicians that we refer to on a daily basis. 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 with Rebol.
> 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. --- Ciao Romano