[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
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.