[REBOL] Re: Need help for justification of using REBOL as dev language
From: coussement:c:itc:mil:be at: 10-Apr-2001 14:17
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Harold Grovesteen [SMTP:[athena--pop3-dfw--myfirstlink--net]]
> Sent: dinsdag 10 april 2001 13:41
> To: [rebol-list--rebol--com]
> Subject: [REBOL] Re: Need help for justification of using REBOL as
> dev language
> I believe you already have the reasons identified in this email. Such
> choices are rarely based only upon technical reasons. You have
> identified cost, schedule demands and although "I feel good when I use
> it" may not fly, implementer's productivity and learning curve issues
> are valid. You may also want to identify the cost required for any of
> the other implementations in terms of software components, hardware
> resources, etc. I am not aware of any formal measure for a language's
> level of complexity, but Java has thousands of classes in its API's and
> the real challenge is learning how these operate. If the project is
> already a success, particularly with a very short time to implement,
> that can be a justification in itself.
[Good point Harold! But straight thinking in terms of productivity
is mostly not an issue within a big administration. Too bad :-(( ]
> I too work for a military agency and I have empathy for you.
[It feels good knowing I'm not alone ;-) ]
> military mindset doesn't deal well with grey areas. They like black and
> white answers.
> There is always: It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
> Harold Grovesteen
[Thanks for your thought !