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[REBOL] Re: designing dialects - was OWL

From: sunandadh:aol at: 22-Mar-2002 4:53

> Agreement there, too. However, I'm wondering if Sunanda's initial remark > was with regards to implementing it within REBOL, so you can load OWL > material > with REBOL instead of an intermediary. Am I wrong?
No -- you are right. My first thoughts on seeing OWL were: 1. Rebol, seems a reasonably close match, so (at the very least) a reference implementation could be made in Rebol/dialects. That in itself could get Rebol under the noses of key decision makers; 2. If OWL is going to be important, then RT should be in there helping to assist its development -- it is clear that Rebol/IOS and OWL/Semantic Net are broadly working to the same goals.....But, as far as I know, RT is not a member of the W3C consortium; 3. If OWL takes off, Rebol will need to talk to it -- just as it does with XML and loads of protocols. It'd make sense to be one of the first languages off the block with full OWL certification rather than playing catch-up; 4. And the OWL spec is basically language design--and a language for the Internet at that --so I thought those who hadn't been following it to date might want to take a peek. Sunanda.