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[REBOL] Re: OT, was Re: What's Native

From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 23-Jun-2004 11:14

Hi Ed, On Wednesday, June 23, 2004, 3:11:13 AM, you wrote: EOC> Friend: (laughing) "No, I've seen REBOL, and a bicycle isn't a good EOC> example-- it's more like a unicycle. It's designer would see the second EOC> wheel as bloat and decide that a superior design would require just one. Ha! EOC> A unicycle-- good for quick stunts and clowning around!!" That's what someone that does not know REBOL and Carl Sassenrath would say. But, Carl isn't like that. Usability always comes first in REBOL. You see, why would you need so many datatypes while other languages just have a few? Why do we have READ and WRITE while OPEN-COPY-INSERT-CLOSE would be enough? That quote simply isn't right. Java is just bloat, REBOL is just simple. These are two different concepts, though probably they're hard to fit in some minds. ;) Never forget, REBOL has a nice flat surface, but you'll never know how deep it is unless you submerge. Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <[g--santilli--tiscalinet--it]> -- REBOL Programmer Amiga Group Italia sez. L'Aquila --- SOON: