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[REBOL] Re: CherryPal...

From: edoconnor::gmail::com at: 28-Jul-2008 12:04

On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 3:05 AM, Petr Kren=9Eelok wrote:
> But - who wants to use REBOL as a php replacement anyway? I think it is not its target role, although I use it that way too ...
That's the way you use it, I've used it, and numerous others. I think it's sensible to remain open to a deployment channel that enjoys developer attention. Although not everyone wants to swap out php for REBOL, I think interest could rise if REBOL were more optimized to the task. If you consider scripting popularity -- python, ruby, perl and php-- all rose to prominence with strong support for web-app frameworks. Even Java owes its standing to the server environment. On the server host, there is still some diversity in platforms and languages. The desktop environment is foreboding for a small, proprietary vendor. This environment translates to direct competition with Adobe (AIR/Flex), Microsoft (WPF, Silverlight), Netscape (Prism), and a handful of other not-insignificant players (Curl Nitro, Open Laszlo, etc.). Ed