[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
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
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
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.
On 6/17/06, Carl Read <carl-cybercraft.co.nz> wrote: