[REBOL] Compiler for Rebol ? Re:(3)
From: jsc:dataheaven at: 24-Sep-2000 1:29
I would prefer a more Lisp-like way of compiling.
In Lisp compiling is only for gaining speed and make smaller
code-units. In Lisp - similar to REBOL - you can inspect the not native
functions at runtime. (in compiled code too!!)
So there compilation would be no real protection.
History shows that applications written in CommonLisp are solving
highly complex tasks e. g. the NASAs Pathfinder-Mission-Planning tool was
written in CommonLisp.
Although the code is accessible at runtime (and so somewhat "open")
CommonLisp applications are sold for huge amounts of money.
Yahoo has bought some months ago a CommonLisp application for
~50 Mio $
All customers using CommonLisp say they love the ability to change
code in a running application. This is also possible with REBOL and
we should not loose it through a compiling feature that hinders us in access
to compiled REBOL code.
On Sun, 24 Sep 2000, you wrote: