[REBOL] Re: OT, was Re: What's Native
From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 23-Jun-2004 18:30
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
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.
Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer
Amiga Group Italia sez. L'Aquila --- SOON: http://www.rebol.it/