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[REBOL] Re: What does REBOL fix?

From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 18-Dec-2003 10:06

> Don't confuse "simple" with "easy"! And, of course, most times one > is going to do what's easier, not what's simpler... but that > doesn't mean we shouldn't prefer "simpler" when we can have it. :)
Yes good catch. You are right of course.. I confess I was trolling just a little to provoke more lucid distinctions. This has been a surprisingly interesting thread. I subscribe to the Show-Control list. Notable for its pragmatism. Best simplest design is sought after and discussed avidly there, but that typically lead to deeper consideration of a project's context and conditions, not just the specific technical question originally being asked. In part that is becuase Show-Control applications can be dangerous and have to take human safety and operator behavior into account. The list is good reading - an often fascinating blend of hardware, software, tech, design and implementation. A great example of simple and easy I came across recently is 'VLC', one of the excellent VideoLan streaming tools. Actually VLC is also server. Just select "Add Interface --> HTTP Remote" or use the command line equivalent. That's all you have to do to turn on the web server embedded in the client to enable remote control of video streaming :-) great open free cross-platform toolkits -- could be interfaced beautifully with Rebol in many ways. enjoy - Jason