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[REBOL] Re: Tuples - Was Pair! thread

From: carl:cybercraft at: 9-Feb-2002 1:52

On 08-Feb-02, [Robbo1Mark--aol--com] wrote:
> The internet is based on agreed communication standards and > protocols & functionality regardless of whether your working in > REBOL, Perl, Python, JAVA or Microsoft DotNet.
I was talking about REBOL scripts, not Net protocols. Let's say you got your wish and REBOL was open-sourced and some here gave their REBOLs the ability to compare pairs for lesser and greater. Now, what's to stop them puting scripts on the Net that require those comparisons? It's a recipe for a mess. Like HTML and Javascript are a mess. When HTML and Javascript are updated, are all browsers updated at the same time? No, because they're produced by a wide range of competing factions. With REBOL we're currently avoiding that kind of mess and yet still getting it on a very wide range of platforms. I wish REBOL did everything I wanted too, but open-sourcing it would stop it doing what's most important, and that's being compatible across platforms. -- Carl Read