[REBOL] Re: alambik.com
From: dada:gecko:verizon at: 18-Jul-2002 11:13
> Yes, that's true. And that's the reason why I don't think that
> REBOL/View should have DirectX support as some people suggested. Maybe
> REBOL isn't fastest right now but there are other ways than using some
> tricky proprietary API existing just for one platform.
I agree :)
> I think each port of Rebol/View should get maximum from the possibilities of
> the platform where is runnig. So why should REBOL use slow and ugly software
> rendering on systems with great graphics power?
Just to this point (and it's a good one). The JVM is a great example.
Java Swing is a langauge-specific GUI rendering language, and it's the
biggest RAM hog I have ever run into. The Compaq Armada I run at work
chokes while running Swing-based app., and has anyone ever tried
Limewire on OSX? Man. Slow-city.
My point is that Rebol/View has broad platform support with a fast and
fairly pleasing (and if not, we can make our own) GUI. I think it would
be great to make us able to call DirectX or Quartz or ActiveX or
what-have-you, but i don't want to see it built in, per se, as I think
that would turn Rebol into bloatware. We already have enough bloatware.
Yes to speed. No to bloat. Think small. Think fast. Build good software.
Make people happy.
: sabin densmore
: irc: dal.net #rebol