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[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. Regards Jochen Schmidt On Sun, 24 Sep 2000, you wrote: