[REBOL] Re: Load of trouble?
From: sanghabum::aol::com at: 30-Nov-2001 14:09
Thanks to Brett and Romano for the (as usual) insightful explanations.
to-block is a great discover (thanks Romano). I doubt if I would have come
across or, or have worked out that it corrects the flaws in Load (while
adding some other issues about contexts).
And that to some extent sums up the strengths and weaknesses of Rebol's
marketing (or education or training or whatever you want to call it) ..... I
write industrial-strength code, and I write proof-of-concept demos. Rebol is
awesome for the demos (it makes me, at times, look semi-super human, rather
than my usual semi-human).
But I do not have the confidence that I can write industrial-strength code in
it. It has too many undocumented "gotchas".
I don't have a problem with gotchas (all languages have them) but I want them
spelled out in advance so my mission-critical stuff doesn't code right into
them. With most other languages there's a written body of experience that can
get me up to speed fast. Rebol is lacking this....
I hope the resolution is just a matter of time. (A technical writer could
probably knock up a Rebol Gotchas list from the dialogs on this list in no
time squared. And it would be an asset for the language).