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[REBOL] Re: Rebol better than EyeOS

From: ale870:gm:ail at: 17-Jun-2006 1:40

> 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 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 languages. Client-side: please tell me one example of good programming language to create a full-featured, multi-platform, not too expensive (in terms of resources), fast, small to be distributed (in terms of runtime), etc...I think Rebol could be a killer-application for rich clients. More: possibility to access ALL the resources of a local PC (devices, DLL, api, registry, config files, cache, etc...). I develop programs since when I was 12. I know basic, Pascal and Delphi, PHP, Python, Assembler of 6502/6510, Z80, MC68000, C, Java (great n server-side, but terrible on client-side ;-) ) but only a browser web is a rich-client multiplatform killer app. But browser is VERY limited, VERY incompatible, etc... It is good for documentation. I know very well how is difficult to create a good rich-client app with browser. Actually, in ms windows environment (in the company where I work as senior analyst/programmer) I use Delphi to create single executable, full-featured rich-client apps, and the server is built in java/JBoss. Connection is performed using web services. I think Rebol could replace Delphi-side, not Java-side. --Alessandro On 6/17/06, Carl Read <carl-cybercraft.co.nz> wrote: