[REBOL] Re: Who read this mailing list?
From: tim-johnsons:web at: 23-Nov-2007 7:36
On Thursday 22 November 2007, Carl Read wrote:
> >The PL that I consider an alternative to rebol is newlisp. If you look at
> >their forum, you will see that Lutz Miller - the developer of newlisp -
> >participates almost daily in the community.
> I had a quick look at its FAQ and the thought struck me. Would it
> understand this? (hello "world" 9 $80.00 220.127.116.11 3x2 10:20 1-Jan-2001
> here-there.not) etc...
PLs each have their own strengths and weakneses, and one of rebol's
strengths is the variety of datatypes and how they can be applied, one of
newlisps strengths is the involvement of the developer IMHO
> And of course, is there a View equivalent?
of course there is and it appeals to me more than view (I never have used
view) My needs are to a great degree based on the fact that I own and
operate a small business with two partners. What I do has to in some
degree mesh with my partners and I have a business plan that takes
that into account. My choices come down to the mixture of the
pragmattic, the contractual and the aesthetic and should they differ
from yours, they don't make mine better than yours or vice versa,
just different. My needs and my opinions should they differ from someone
else here are because my needs and my opions are different, not to
be construed to be better.
However: I have always got the impression that RT promises more than
it delivers and sometimes I get the feeling that someone has come down
from a mountain with some golden tablets, dropped them at our feet for
all do decipher and them gone back into the clouds. Newlisp *seems* more
democratic to me. IMHO
That's all I have to say on this subject.