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[REBOL] Re: /View as a Product

From: holger:rebol at: 16-Feb-2001 10:24

On Fri, Feb 16, 2001 at 10:02:41AM -0500, [Robbo1Mark--aol--com] wrote:
> You will be able to mold it to suit your needs, you don't want /View you can take this functionality out. You want /Command features you can add them in. You require database / audio / video / device or whatever other interface imaginable, then you can adapt /extend the program to cope with this.
Yes, and it will do your dishes, laundry and taxes, too, I am sure.
> Besides competitiion is healthy, is REBOL in it's current incarnation really the last word in the implementation of the language.
No, of course not, which is why it is being continuously improved.
> Why not OSCAR, J-REBOL ( that's SUN MICROSYSTEMS fictitious future JAVA - REBOL hybrid ) or any other Implementation ?
fictitious is the key word describing your whole mail.
> My two cents worth,
Precisely that. Personally, I am getting more and more annoyed by this. If you want to write an alternative REBOL implementation then just go ahead and do it. Nobody from RT is holding you back, and I am looking forward to seeing actual results. However promising vaporware which is supposedly going to be so much better than everything else, with the sole purpose of recruiting developers for an open-source project in its infancy, and away from existing WORKING and AVAILABLE products, is, IMHO, a highly unethical practice, in particular if you do it on a competitor's mailing list. If you do it anyway then you may at least want to be honest and tell users that it will likely take several years for OSCAR to reach the level of functionality and stability that REBOL/Core has right now. A certain company in Redmont, WA likes to make exactly those "our next release will be so much better" kinds of claims whenever the competition announces a new product, and those claims often have no or intentionally inaccurate information on product availability. Just something to think about... -- Holger Kruse [holger--rebol--com] Opinions expressed above are my own and do not necessarily reflect the official position of REBOL Technologies.