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[REBOL] Re: Giving up Rebol?

From: robert:muench:robertmuench at: 10-Dec-2002 19:21

> -----Original Message----- > From: [rebol-bounce--rebol--com] [mailto:[rebol-bounce--rebol--com]] > On Behalf Of pat665 > Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 4:31 PM > To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] > Subject: [REBOL] Giving up Rebol? > I am getting a bit tired with Rebol for a lot a reasons that > this List has often exposed: poor documentation, poor > feedback, many gotchas and unexpected GPF.
Hi, well I agree there are some things that suck. But at least to me Rebol offers you a solution where you can quite far on your own. The question is: Do you think other solutions are better? I'm not sure...
> So I am seriously thinking of giving it up.
It depends what you want to do. You have to choose the right tool.
> What kind of alternative is available out there? I mean which > programming language or development system will provide most > of the qualities I was looking for in Rebol?
I don't know, you didn't tell us for what you are looking for. From my POV the combination of a good scripting language (which Rebol is!) and a good compiler language for the hard parts (I like D from is a very powerful combination.
> I don't mean to be provocative here. I'am simply asking the > best people to know.
I never touched Java and I hope I don't have to, I have done and still do C++ stuff (it's an object-oriented high-level assembler) and I'm doing more and more D. You have to find the right combination of tools for your challange... The only thing I learned from all the years: There is no silver bullet... Robert