[REBOL] Re: How to request a new version on a specific platform?
From: brainlai1102:g:mail at: 4-Aug-2006 10:29
> > The truth seems that while REBOL code is portable, the REBOL
> > is not.
> It is c, so as portable as c. Just not for us.
Once again, no availability no portability. C/C++ is more available than
REBOL on any platform(BOTH compliers and sources) while REBOL code is not
portable anymore due to the inavailability of its interpreter and
incompatibility issues between different versions. If people do not consider
the availability of REBOL VM/interpreter, the sentence "REBOL code is
portable" is easy to mislead people.
> My problem is not just that the build for my OS (Linux/Mips) isn't
> > kept up by RT.
> > Actually, I found the same scritps (ftp/smtp operations) work on
> > but not on linux/mips. The same syntax leads to different behaviors. No
> > protability anymore.
> One is 2.5, the other 2.6. There are bugfixes. If you find a 2.5 for
> x86 i guess it behaves the same.
Who should take the responsibilty for the incompatibility when version
evolves? The user or RT?
In fact, the official RT web site says: REBOL is small, PORTABLE, and easy
to manage. If this claim applies just to REBOL code instead of its
interpreter, REBOL sounds just more practical than the mystical man-month.