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[REBOL] Re: PalmOS Support

From: ryanc:iesco-dms at: 24-May-2001 9:38

Forth, hehehe. Name something Forth doesn't run on. I have used Quartus Forth, its pretty good. You should know Lisp and SmallTalk are available as well. The Lisp interpeter, called LispMe, is similiar to rebol, but it was not dummy proof. I will be keeping an eye out for future versions though. SmallTalk is supposed to be dummy proof, but well, I will just say I haven't got the hang of it yet. Some of my stuff is written in Satellite Forms, but I recommend it only for simple data oriented applications. In my non-expert opinion, I think that generally C is the way for any serious Palm programmng right now, and I dont like C very much. You might check these out anyway: An earlier suggestion of mine was a light weight version of rebol for such devices as palms, cell phones, toasters, and bedroom appliances. I am sure RT has already thought of it, probably a longterm plan. --Ryan Tom Schaeper wrote:
> Just a thought on this. > > Are we talking about development or runtime? It seems that the majority of > Palm developers develop on a Pc and then cross-compile and download to the > Palm. I am having trouble understanding why a REBOL runtime cannot run in > 8Mb of memory. Forth can do this, see > a Forth environment for Palm. And you can develop directly on the Palm. > > Is Palm too limited for Rebol, or is Rebol too limited for Palm? > > I find it hard to imagine that a product as resource efficient as Rebol > cannot find their way into a Palm. Everyone else is. > > The marketing answer is: > > Lead, Follow, or get out of the way > > Thanks for you attention > > Tom > -----Original Message----- > From: Holger Kruse <[holger--rebol--com]> > To: [rebol-list--rebol--com] <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> > Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2001 4:16 PM > Subject: [REBOL] Re: PalmOS Support > > >On Wed, May 23, 2001 at 02:32:59PM -0400, Bruce Jarvis wrote: > >> I have seen references to REBOL running on Palm OS dating from 1999, but > not > >> since. > >> > >> Can anyone fill me in on the current state of Palm OS support in REBOL? > > > >On hold for now. Palm devices are currently too limited for REBOL. Not > enough > >RAM and limitations in the way the operating system is laid out. > > > >-- > >Holger Kruse > >[holger--rebol--com] > > > >-- > >To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to > >[rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > >subject, without the quotes. > > > > -- > To unsubscribe from this list, please send an email to > [rebol-request--rebol--com] with "unsubscribe" in the > subject, without the quotes.
-- Ryan Cole Programmer Analyst 707-468-5400 I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. -Einstein