[REBOL] Re: Population of PDA Users
From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 10-Apr-2001 14:53
Palms, thus Handsprings, are very limited. Though they tought 8 MB these
days, they only have 32K of fast RAM available for programs. The memory
to which they refer operates slowly and is intended for program storage
and records. You can still use this memory as you do RAM, but it is much
slower. I am sure REBOL could work on the Palm, but it would crawl in
comparison to other ports. To further deter, they likely would have to do
extensive porting, since the Palm OS seems so much different than other
operating systems that I know.
Keep in mind that the Palm was originally designed to be a robust handheld
organizer. I think, and many would agree, that they are overdue for a new
OS and hardware archetecture to meet developers increasing desires.
I hope REBOL would reconsider there decision not to support the Palm, but
I can understand their decision not to do so.
Maybe a cut down, compileable?, REBOL like language, for cell phones and
PDA's? A REBOL PDA dialect? Carl could probably write it in a weekend.
Till then I will keep on using Satellite Forms, which I am skepticle is
more productive than C since I spend sooooo much time dealing with thier
interpeter's bugs. For now I can only hope Carl gets a PDA itch,
> At 11:21 07/04/01 -0700, you wrote:
> >Hi folks,
> >I am curious how many PDA users are in the list and what country they
> >live. I, for one, own a EPOC-based PDA (Psion 7) and live in US.
> >Hope many of you would reply. This would give us some idea how much
> >percentages in population among the PDA users.
> >Thanks for replying.
> >Geo Massar,
> >Independent developer
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> I'm a Handspring Visor user and I'm living in France.
> Why isn't Rebol able to run on my PDA ;-(((
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