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[REBOL] Re: DLL Hell = Rebol library script version

From: maximo:meteorstudios at: 11-Nov-2003 13:11

I find it funny that there is so much differing opinions on this topic. :-D which makes it lively a topic/list to follow and discuss :-) python is built over a library standard and it is all the better for it. It allows a large group of developpers to contribute to the package completely transparently. I'M not saying I like python itself, only that I recognize how its modules ideology has helped it. There are things missing in its library methods which do make it a little dangerous to use to share code, but if it gets placed into the core distribution, it becomes safe cause its api has to get "locked". I DO think that python has TOO many libraries and that a greater effort at reducing code duplication and mismatch should have been done for the core distribution. One obvious and basic problem is the fact that there are string functions AND string methods, but NOT ALL methods have function equivalents, which is a bad design IMHO. I'm always wondering if such and such an operation is a method or a function.... :-( I'm trying to learn from other's mistake (but can't say I'm an all knowing guru ;-). Like I said, I'll be releasing more information with more specific details of what I want to provide as a linkable library system. Judgment by trial. ;-) The loader's essential functionality is working on my system. I need to work on a real setup/install application which actually can look up your setup. this would handler both core and vid setups (text or vid install :-) -MAx --- You can either be part of the problem or part of the solution, but in the end, being part of the problem is much more fun.