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From: petr:krenzelok:trz:cz at: 2-Oct-2001 8:05

Etienne ALAURENT wrote:
> In my opinion, but I can make a mistake, concepts behind Rugby are great > and powerfull. > But ... > But, Rebol is not enough powerful now to take advantage of these > concepts : no multi-threading, no asyncronism. > So, Rugby is good to test and prototype, but not enough powerful for > real life. > > In some words, WE NEED MULTI-THREADING AND ASYNCRONISM TO BUILD KILLER > APPS IN REBOL !!
But - according to Holger (IIRC), RT will not add real multi-threading support, because there is some problem in regards to multiplatform issue. Only some kind of soft-multi-threading is planned iirc. We don't need multi-threading that much if we are async wherever we can. And that's another problem: - Core lacks timers. Real timers, something like make timer! time-period. First I saw timers in faces, I was confused why kernel of system lacks timers. Several ppl already requested event system or timers in Core, but we were told to use View. - much can be done with proper async behavior. But async protocols for e.g. are planned for Rebol 3.0, which is not likely to appear anytime soon ... So, what will RT bring us to help the situation? You know something, right Etienne? :-) -pekr-