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[REBOL] Re: OT: Paul Graham on hacker's radar

From: maarten:vrijheid at: 3-Oct-2003 13:01

> Rebol really strikes me as something that would appeal to me, but I > never seem to have the time to focus on it, because despite its appeal > it has weird licensing, and poor xml support. I have to focus on > languages I can use in product development, and I have to work with xml > all the time. >
The licensing is OK now, buy the SDK and your all set. As for the XML stuff: why not enhance it yourself ;-)
> So when I look at Rebol aesthetically I think, hmm I could get really > good with this thing, but when I look at Rebol from the perspective of > what I need I think, well better start up the old VS.NET >
I know the feeling. It has to do with needing "acceptable" things. In other words: your are not alone but will have to interoperate. Every now and then there is a chance for something isolated, and *then* you can use whatever you like. E.g. I recently discovered that the SDK makes for a great install toolkit, as you can embed binaries, do GUIs and be cross-platform.