[REBOL] [REBOL]Re: Larry Wall's REBOL opinion
From: SunandaDH:aol at: 22-Nov-2005 11:45
> Major revisions can be headaches, methinks.
Larry Wall uses an even stronger term: for PERL, it's the apocalypse.
But minor revisions can be headaches too....
....REBOL.org, which runs purely on REBOL/Core, is a version or two behind
current /Core releases. Why? Minor incompatibilities that we haven't yet tracked
down across 120+ scripts would break too many things....
.... And it's starting to matter as it is not always possible to even load
the headers of scripts written for later versions. Example:
The script is not rendered in color as it crashes our attempts to parse it
with the version of Core we run.
Backwards and forwards compatibility should be goals of any language intended
to support applications with a life time measuring more than a few months.