[REBOL] Re: Wikipedia
From: robert::muench::robertmuench::de at: 19-Nov-2008 15:41
Am 19.11.2008, 13:43 Uhr, schrieb Peta <peta-mailinator.com>:
> please check the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:REBOL page (the Proprietarity discussion)
> and tell me, whether my "train of thought" was wrong, please.
Hi, well, I would say 98% of all people would answer: yes.
But, you made some good points to think about. Taking your argumentation to the max would
imply all public accessible languages are not proprietary because someone could pick
On the other hand the fact is, there is only one company doing an Rebol interpreter,
there is only one company defining the current incarnation of Rebol or pushing the language
forward. There is no public document describing the language, so that I could pick it
up and do my own interpreter. We saw some actions regarding a clone but none picked up
On the other hand, what's the problem about a proprietary language anyway? So, I think
mentioning that there is one company doing it at the moment and that this can be seen
as proprietary would be OK.
IMO telling non Reboler that they can change existing parts of the language or use Rebol
to do dialects is key and the most difficult part ;-) Robert