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[REBOL] Re: facts we will have to face ...

From: media:quazart at: 24-Oct-2001 11:29

----- Original Message ----- From: "Matt Fitzgerald" <[matt--fitzgerald--bigpond--com]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 5:01 AM Subject: [REBOL] Re: facts we will have to face ...
> I agree to some extent, but should we really restrict the functionality of > any language? A language has to be expressive and the more you can
> and the way you express it, the more elegant it is. It's like the English > language, the vocabulary is large but how much do we really use? Not
> but the extra words (or functionality if you like) still exist for those > that DO wish to use them.
yep and try to express any physical theory without using mathematical terms... funny... a whole book of english explaning translates into one mathematical expression ... Some languages ARE meant for some things. REBOL allows you to change dialects... so you canadapt your code (expression) to the situation... How can it become more expressive !? The language itself isn't restrictive. the limits were set because of an exact goal... portability. If Rebol were 38 MB to install and relied on 345 other software extensions and then was only supported on 2 platforms... I would not be using REBOL... period. Yes, a little more in the terms of raw Multimedia would be nice but not in the way of additional formats ... more like in additional mediums. I'd also like a little more polish in draw (like anti-alising) and some other effects (like alpha channel) but that's normal. Give me those and I'll want something more. I'd also like an API but then just use /pro with shared libs and that's exactly what you've got. -Maxim