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[REBOL] Re: Giving up Rebol?

From: joel:neely:fedex at: 10-Dec-2002 13:52

Hi, Patrick, One more chance? ... 8~( pat665 wrote:
> I am getting a bit tired with Rebol for a lot a reasons that this > List has often exposed: poor documentation, poor feedback, many > gotchas and unexpected GPF. >
While REBOL is certainly a "work in progress", I think the key word is "progress". I have my own opinions about what issues I'd like to see addressed next (as does every other person on this list, I would suspect! ;-) but I have seen lots of progress on all fronts during the time I've been using REBOL, and it still serves as a *very nice* thing to think with for many programming situations, IMHO.
> So I am seriously thinking of giving it up. >
I guess I see things a bit oddly, but I've always lived in a multi- language, multi-platform world. I've often picked up a new tool to meet a specific need (or class of needs) better than what I already had in hand, but that didn't mean that I had to abandon all others for those needs that they still met well. I'd encourage anyone to keep REBOL in his/her toolkit, even if it weren't the first language for every task!
> What kind of alternative is available out there? I mean which > programming language or development system will provide most of > the qualities I was looking for in Rebol? >
What are the qualities you're looking for? I'd be happy to try to suggest some languages to consider in addition to REBOL if I knew more about your needs. -jn- -- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Joel Neely joelDOTneelyATfedexDOTcom 901-263-4446