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[REBOL] Re: OT, was Re: What's Native

From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 23-Jun-2004 18:30

Hi Ed, On Wednesday, June 23, 2004, 2:05:52 PM, you wrote: EOC> Simplicity is subjective. It's about balance. Einstein is quoted as saying EOC> "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." The end EOC> of that quote implies a warning. Again, exactly the point. Java is not as simple as possible because REBOL is simpler. And I don't think REBOL is simpler than as simple as possible --- maybe it could even be made simpler. EOC> - Things too simple are complex We're not trying to be "too simple". Also, simplicity is difficult, I agree, but you always have a price to pay in order to have advantages. EOC> - Human thoughts are not simple That's human's fault. ;-) The good thing is that with enough effort you can get simpler. EOC> - Programs are essentially complex Bad programs are, or programs that solve a complex problem. Not all programs. Most things could be done much better --- they aren't either because the authors are not good enough or because since the user don't care the authors don't care either. EOC> - Combination of simple concepts can be complex very easily Right. That's why OO doesn't work --- even if the classes, once isolated, are simple enough, just putting them together would result in a monster. You need an architectural view, a global design. Just putting things together doesn't work. Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer Amiga Group Italia sez. L'Aquila --- SOON: