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[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 business. 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. Giuseppe 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... -----Messaggio originale----- Da: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]] Per conto di Karim El Founas Inviato: mercoledì 12 maggio 2004 18.27 A: [rebol-list--rebol--com] 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 view/command. We will also lose the fast deployment of the actual less-than-1Meg rebol/view executable. -----Message d'origine----- De : [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]] De la part de Giuseppe Chillemi 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 ! Giuseppe