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[REBOL] The Industry Needs REBOL But Thinks it Wants Perl Re:(5)

From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 20-Sep-2000 17:13

If I expected my customers may reject REBOL because its popularity, I might present it to them as a riddle--something like: Its a written language to computers does it speak more and more adopt it every week It runs on over 40 platforms, available for free but its name has nothing to do with coffee You can send an email in a single line and create things in half the time This language has no keywords of which to mention you can just type your intention Its syntax is the clearest yet to unfold just print "hello world" It is only known amongst a few because this language is very new OK, yes wierd. But it does force someone to think about some of the benifits before they have something to put down because it is not this or that. --Ryan [gmassar--dreamsoft--com] wrote:
> If REBOL goes into open source, you could tell your clients you > are using plain old ANSI C to develop whatever they want. They > need not to know HOW you developed. Pretty impressive, yes? > > As I recalled many years ago (long before C came into > existence), I told my "boss" that I was using old Fortran but > actually used RATFOR (Rational Fortran, probably the first open > source) which was developed by the same Bell Lab boys who > invented C. I have no guilty of what I did. > > Geo... > > [news--ted--husted--com] wrote: > > > ... > > > > I personally think REBOL is a fine language, and enjoy using it when I > > have the opportunity. But since the marketing is not credible, I can't > > in good conscious recommend it to clients. The support infrastructure > > just isn't there. > > > > -Ted.
-- Ryan Cole Programmer Analyst 707-468-5400 We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. --Buddha