[REBOL] Re: CURL -- similar idea to REBOL?
From: jseq:mediaone at: 7-Aug-2001 13:46
I participated in a Curl beta and wrote up an article on my experience.
I found it very similar to REBOL in aims, and they both mention addressing
the so-called X-Internet (secure execution of mobile code).
REBOL is farther along technologically, especially with scripts, shell and
database integration, and server side deployment. REBOL is _much_ quicker
to download, way more cross-platform, but really really needs to be plug-in
deployable like Curl.
REBOL has a much more developer-friendly licensing model. Curl is pay per
byte like Akamai. Which means maybe 50 sites in the world can afford them,
assuming they had no compelling alternatives (which isn't true, c.f. REBOL)
Curl has raised a lot of dough, and will be marketing aggressively.
Hopefully this will raise awareness and coolness factor of both platforms.