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

From: nitsch-lists:netcologne at: 11-Nov-2003 21:30

Am Dienstag, 11. November 2003 19:11 schrieb Maxim Olivier-Adlhoch:
> 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". >
In our case that would be, its in rebol-runtime. Fortunally or not, rebols have decided Carl defines the /core. Today with RT low on manpower. Its a bit tricky to decide if something is not included because of manpower or because it dilutes the core.
> 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.... :-( >
diluting is a good word, specially in connection with liquid, no? ;)
> 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. >
Another point about a loader is, Rebol has already one. Its called IOS. Unfortunally its soo expensive. so + building such stuff is fun + its a lot cheaper - makes competition to RT based on its own products?
> 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 :-)
If its for fun, i am all for it. But you talk a lot about setting standards. And rebol-standards should be RT's decision IMHO. -Volker