[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.