[REBOL] RE : Rebol for .NET
From: gchillemi:aliceposta:it at: 14-May-2004 9:57
Karim, I do not agree !
Using the .NET framework would open the opportunity to run an
application on every kind of hardware supported by the framework.
.NET runs on every Windows Desktop (XP, ME, 2000 ...) but it exists
for Windows Mobile, Windows CE .NET devices and SmartPhones (althought in a
reduced form). As employer of a company which develops for the mobile market
I see how important is to embrace this market NOW. Mobile will have 3 digits
expansion ratio each year in the following years.
.NET is an the opportunity to remove many of the differences that
cost a lot to companies that are implementing software solutions for
different hardware platforms. Rebol Technologies would have the benefit of
moving part of the development of Rebol over the companies which take care
of maintaining the compatibility of the framework on different hardware. You
can see by yourself how important is for everyone to focus on its core
When I read on the Rebol FAQ that CE compatibility needs a financer,
a sponsor I realize that my nice Rebol/View Pro is far from my reference
market and far from the reference market of many companies. However I admit
that technologies changes really often and we could have a Windows XP
powered smartphone in a couple of years or a linux computer system for our
cars. Until then I remain of my opinion that .NET is one of the solutions
that guarantees the wider hardware base at the least cost.
PS: A last note: slowdown is not an issue for a lot of Rebol applications
which idle waiting for an input for the most of time...
Da: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]] Per conto di
Karim El Founas
Inviato: mercoledì 12 maggio 2004 18.27
Oggetto: [REBOL] RE : Rebol for .NET
The only hardware that run .NET is a PCx86 with Windows and, soon in the
future, a Linux via Mono.
A .Net interpreter/compiler of Rebol language will be less platform
independent than the current one. It will also slow
down the execution speed.
I do not understand why it could be usefull as it. But maybe, a new set of
instruction for interoperability could be
interesting if it give more things than the usual dll access of view/pro and
We will also lose the fast deployment of the actual less-than-1Meg
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Envoyé : mercredi 12 mai 2004 12:47
À : [rebol-list--rebol--com]
Objet : [REBOL] Rebol for .NET
Do you think that a REBOL for .NET would be possible ? It will surely open
the door to any hardware which has a .NET
framework available !