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[REBOL] Over 40 Platforms make for good press, but.... Re:(3)

From: news:ted:husted at: 24-Sep-2000 7:06

On 9/23/2000 at 5:19 PM [tbrownell--yahoo--com] wrote:
> Same story with the first Mac's. Ended up going the clone route like
everybody else. Even Amiga's looked nice, but just didn't have the status quo. I think by "status quo" you really mean applications. People have always chosen computers based on whether it runs the software they want or need. The computer is actually a commodity -- it's the applications that matter. Likewise, a developer chooses a programming platform based on the available libraries, toolkits, and support networks. To many of us, things like Perl, Python, and REBOL (or PHP, ASP, and JSP) are commodities. We can use one in the morning and another in the afternoon. Whether we choose one over the other for a pariticular project often depends on more than the core language, but on everything that goes with it now (and everything we believe will go with it later). -Ted.