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[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 ;-) ]
> The > 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 ! Regards, chr== ]