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[REBOL] Re: Windows GUI apps: Rebol/SDK vs. Visual C++ 2003

From: sunandadh:aol at: 24-Jan-2003 20:54

> This was the case I had > with C++, seen lots of criticism, complex, etc... but > once I started looking into it I liked it even more > than any scripting language, and found it's the > current language to beat for any serious app, either > client or server.
If we are not careful this could slide into the equivalent of "what's the best ball for any serious sport?" type discussions that can bedevil computer language comparisons. Just as a golfer and a hockey player will disagree about size by an order of magnitude, and a soccer player and an America football player can't even agree on a shape, so too are doomed many such discussions. For example, for you want specifically to write: -- Windows GUI applications for profit -- in which performance isn't an issue ("Most client apps have enough performance") -- cross-platform is only an "eventual must have". For me, cross platform has got to be there from Day 1, and some of my apps are running on some very unlikely legacy machines so cross-platform language performance is an issue for me. And again, for you a server must have "Everything built with GNU C++ and Linux". It's important for me to work with whatever my clients have on their servers. Our starting points are so different that explaining my choices of languages and platforms wouldn't shed much light on the languages and platforms you need. Be happy with your choices; I'm happy with mine. Sunanda.