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[REBOL] Re: facts we will have to face ...

From: matt:fitzgerald:bigpond at: 24-Oct-2001 19:01

I agree to some extent, but should we really restrict the functionality of any language? A language has to be expressive and the more you can express and the way you express it, the more elegant it is. It's like the English language, the vocabulary is large but how much do we really use? Not much, but the extra words (or functionality if you like) still exist for those that DO wish to use them. If you limit a language to specific tasks then it's not a language as such, it's an application designed to do a specific task(s) with it's own command set. I agree that what makes Rebol is its simplicity but surely there should be some avenue of taking things further? -Matt