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[REBOL] Re: Is Rebol OO?

From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 12-Jan-2004 12:33

Volker wrote: ...snip...
> The more complex lacks teaching. And dialects lacks experience which
> too. It seems stuff like the cookbook works better than traditional
bibles. ..snip.. Wow. Great reply. Volker thank you. I need more time to absorb. When I say that Rebol is more write-able than readable, that is meant as a complement, but should perhaps have been posed as a question. Rebol first and foremost is about personal hands-on programming. Small fast clever fun. I am trying to discern how well it work at a collaborative scale. The question for everyone is how well do you read other people's rebol code? I hope many of my posts recently appear too critical or negative lately. I am just looking harder for deeper understanding of Rebol and how to discuss, explain, compare its strengths its virtues and idiosyncrasies. For me, what I truly value most is how Rebol influences my thinking. And I am fascinated by the differences between Rebol and the mainstream. In particular I am doing early research into many different kinds of learning for a big documentary resource project. Its very wide in scope, but a big part includes the affects and process of learning computer programming. This is not an academic project, and it tries to focus on personal experience over theory. So anecdotal and emotional facets are important. I believe Rebol embodies many deeply good ideas for new kind of programming - and at the heart of that is implied a fresh approach to what learning is about. Still hard to discuss this though. Anyway I really appreciate all your care and attention and for answering my arguments and digressions. There is a pattern behind the chaos. Hopefully that will become clear in time. Jason