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[REBOL] Re: evaluation result (or... goodbye)

From: carl:cybercraft at: 4-May-2002 10:56

On 04-May-02, laplace wrote:
> I have many critics about rebol myself I will post about that one > day. But as for this mail I talk about the details not about the > principle of criticism (which I vote for). About the of what I have > read there's nothing more than techno-marketing arguments that Sun > promotes. That's why I have the impression that the decision was > alreday taken and that arguments were just to apparently > "rationalize" the decision. Shortly saif the argument could be > resumed by "We take Java because it is Sun". So no need to make a > long study about that. I have been consultant for somme > Multinationals and I have some clients that asked me to justify > TECHNICALLY their decisions to the management. So whatever I would > really think is useless, I have to only find "good" arguments for > the client.
Fair enough. But that kind of "decision"-making also represents one of the obstacles REBOL has to overcome if it's to gain wide acceptance, so it doesn't hurt to see it in action. And even if that was the case with Boris's post, his "Rebol was rejected for not allowing direct multi-threading, for its singularity on the market and for very trapping licensing policy." are not new criticisms on this thread, are they? Especially with regards to its licensing policy. Other criticism in his post was "for the serious project our 2-week familiarity may not be enough, but there are no Rebol experts around." Fair enough, surely, though note the "If use it anywhere, the first choice is probably to ask sys-admin guys to install it for inter-company communication, get used to it and then think of further usages." If they did that, the next time they consider REBOL they may have some experts around. Also asked was "what serious projects had used Rebol?" There's been some hints here that it is being used for serious commercial projects, but can you point to any article on the web describing one? It's still seriously under the radar in that regard. There's Morpheos of course, but the new, perhaps-REBOL-powered version didn't appear in April as promised. (Or hadn't when I looked near the end of the month, anyway.) If a REBOL-powered version does appear and it's good then it'll do a lot to advertise REBOL, but until then, who's openly using REBOL in a big way? (As apposed to those who may be sensibly keeping it secret least their competitors start using it too.) -- Carl Read