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[REBOL] rebol weak points (i think) Re:(6)

From: allen:rebolforces at: 12-Sep-2000 0:19

> Someone once described FORTH as "not a programming language, but a > programming language construction kit". I think that there's more than > a grain of truth in applying that description to REBOL as well. It's > just a matter of tradeoffs. > > Carl has given us a highly flexible, customizable, and extensible > language. The cost of all those virtues is that if you really WANT to > make REBOL code behave according to your mental model of language X > (for all X ;-) you must do some of the plumbing yourself. That usually > requires fairly sophisticated knowledge of BOTH languages.
Well said Joel! REBOL as a tool of programing, much like paintbrush and paint are the tools of painting. Some of us will be modernists, some pre-raphaelite, some cubists and some will prefer water colours. REBOL (Unlike most art schools) will let us work in a style that suits us. Cheers, Allen K