[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 ?
is the key word describing your whole mail.
> My two cents worth,
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,
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
AVAILABLE products, is, IMHO, a highly unethical practice, in particular if you do it
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...
Opinions expressed above are my own and do not necessarily
reflect the official position of REBOL Technologies.