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[REBOL] rebol crystals: [lucid rocks] => was {Re: Re: Browser gripe}

From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 17-Mar-2002 14:33

Hi Steve, Gregg & list Thanks.. Yes I think everyone here on the list feel that rebol 'rocks' in multiple ways..
> Rebol takes the fragile-ness out of Internet programming, and provides > safe solid and simple ways for developers and users to incorporate the > Internet into their multimedia applications.
Q1: How+why does it take the "the fragile-ness out of Internet programming" ? To answer that we must answer what makes it fragile to begin with..
> I have written some bots which do middleware applications which simply > blow people away (And that "rocks" me!) so my wireless pieces are
Q2: What blows them away: concept, function, performance, speed of development ??
> brought together at the server and it is so simple to do.
Q3: So it is ease of development and simplicity of execution. => easy to make and run??
> And I have 6 Rebol clients connected to my embedded server which have > run for 24 hours without a hitch, doing lots of messaging. I would hate > to have tried to do that with plain old C/C++ or even plain old Java, > and the scripts are _tiny_.
I want to know more :-) Q4: Embedded server = IOS, Rugby, or your own ? Q5: "24hours" you mean one whole day or "all day, every day.." If so, for how long doing what? How much traffic, how many connections [sessions]?
> Hope that is "concrete" (lucid) enough for now! ;-)
NO, not yet. I really do want to hear more .. Q6: What about REBOL is different architecturally, or tends towards better/different Internet architecture. What distinguishes REBOL when implementing a similar design written in Python or PHP JAVA or xyz...? I know Rebol is fun, fast, small, cross-platform and includes Internet protocols. But that is only a matter of degree, convenience and style. Q7: Does Rebol make you all think differently about problems? How does your approach differ when you use Rebol? Q8: What do you think its greatest strengths and virtues are? Q9: What do you think makes it unique? Q10: What do think it is best for and why? Q11: For any of the above questions, does IOS induce a different answer? regards ./Jason