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[REBOL] Re: XP with rebol?

From: m:koopmans2:chello:nl at: 12-Mar-2002 8:05

Hi Joel,
> Hi, Maarten, and all, > > Maarten Koopmans wrote: > > > > I have used Rebol in a very large project (in Rebol terms): > > up to 16.000 lines of code. > > > > Using VI, CVS and two other programmers this was enough to > > outcompete any other backoffice app. > > > > Then comes the standardization mob.... but in time it will > > survive. And REBOL is *suitable* for programming in the > > large, just divide and conquer. That's the why of Rugby... > > > > My comments weren't intended to be negative about REBOL, just > my impression that while it is a good notation for trying > out and expressing some interesting programming ideas, the > present state of the language/implementation doesn't inherently > do anything special to solve the kinds of issues that arise > during multiple-programmers-over-long-time-frames projects. >
Yeah. It seems easy to scale up a problem, and hard to scale up a solution ;-) People and discipline are the only saviours.
> I'm certainly not suggesting that REBOL renders such projects > infeasible (nor, for that matter, does assembler ;-) It's > just that success at such projects may tell more about the > skills, coordination, and dedication of the team members than > about the language(s) they used. >
I agree. In a way REBOL makes it sometimes worse, because ultimate power in the wrong hands.... In the right hands it is a tool to be taken seriously though.
> Given the high regard that this community (including myself) > has for Maarten and the portions of his work that we've seen, > it's not terribly surprising that he and his collegues could > do some impressive work! >
Thanks. But it is always easier than it looks. It has to do with banging your head against that wall, again, and again, and.... --Maarten