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[REBOL] Re: IS REBOL object oriented?

From: steve:shireman:semaxwireless at: 4-Jun-2002 23:39

Abdel, Rebol is both a language, and with /IOS is a complete application framework for distributed Reblet creation. The framwork is robust, so it is hard to crash the Rebol IOS when it runs. In Rebol, you can create Styles, which are more functional than traditional Objects. These Styles can be used by Reblets in a natural language way. It takes very small Reblets to do distributed tasks, thanks to powerful, natural datatypes built in (like time, money, urls, emails, files, etc. Just as CLOS is an object system built out of LISP, you can build an object system (and objects are provided by Rebol) but that uses only a subset of the power. I have found that Rebol is the first leap ahead of the dynamic nature of a smalltalk environment, and the syntax is more natural language and logical than smalltalk. I had used C++ as early as 1989 for embedded projects, Java in 1995, but have never seen anything as exciting as Rebol in my career. I do not think there is any other technology out there to compete with it. The more I dig into it, the more I see the beauty of its design. Whenever you think of a better way to design your script, it gets smaller, and you reallze that the way you think it should be done is the way it has been done. There is really nothing else to compare it to. Respectfully submitted, Steve Shireman Abdel Belkasri wrote: