[REBOL] Re: Rebol better than EyeOS
From: dockimbel:free at: 17-Jun-2006 14:26
Alessandro Manotti wrote:
>> This is a discussion that's been going on since REBOL began. Why don't
>>> web-hosts have REBOL/core available like they do PHP or perl or Python or
>>> Ruby on Rails and so on? If it's not because they're open-source and REBOL
>>> isn't, then why?
I guess that it's just because they are much more popular than REBOL.
> I think such languages better fit server-side work. I think Rebol should
> "work" over rich-clients. E.g.: try to write with Rebol an application like
> Zope, or like Apache Tomcat, or JBoss, or IBM Web Sphere, etc... I think
> Rebol has not yet enough power on server-side. More: too many people like
> imperative-programming. More: there are already a lot of server-side
IMHO, the only real thing that REBOL lacks for state-of-the-art
server-side apps, is multithreading support (multiprocessing with memory
sharing). But, even without that feature, you can already write very
good and efficient server apps (if you have a good framework).