[ALLY] Re: Ok, so we can't yet have REBOL on a Palm; not enough memory...
[1/4] from: kracik::mbox::dkm::cz at: 25-Oct-2000 9:34
Hi, I'm not quite sure what use would REBOL be on the console. What use is a scripting language if the console does not have multitasking? How would you load REBOL to the console in the first place? From a CD or DVD? How would you type the REBOL script if the console has no keyboard? You can try REBOL on two existing consoles, Amiga CDTV (Carl himself wrote software for it) and CD32. Unless they're expanded to "full" computers, I don't think REBOL has any use on them. Perhaps I'm overlooking something, but REBOL on Palm, or at least Psion, seems much more useful. Regards, -- Michal Kracik chaz wrote:
[2/4] from: chaz:innocent at: 24-Oct-2000 23:00
But what about REBOL on an XBox? http://www.dailyradar.com/xboxmag/usa/xboxvsps.html Did you hear that? Could that have been the whole freaking console space out there just crying out for a scripting language???
[3/4] from: assembly:leviathan at: 25-Oct-2000 19:15
On Wed, Oct 25, 2000 at 09:34:23AM +0000, Michal Kracik wrote:
> Hi, > I'm not quite sure what use would REBOL be on the console. What use is
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Actually I see Consoles of great use, they are great processing nodes. Especially with newer consoles and even old ones such as the CD32 having network modules and even modems could be used to use them as raw processing nodes. REBOL is a great programming language to use to glue those nodes together and share the date. Seriously think about it 1 Dreamcast goes for about 200 bucks but is extremely powerful. What does a single PC go for of the same processing power? Brady
[4/4] from: chaz:innocent at: 25-Oct-2000 20:39
At 09:34 AM 10/25/00 +0000, you wrote:
>Hi, > >I'm not quite sure what use would REBOL be on the console.
Not only would REBOL on a console expose a huge market of people to REBOL, but it would allow console owners to do all the things that REBOL empowers people to do, without forcing them to buy a separate computer. Internet-ready consoles make REBOL even more useful. What use is
>a scripting language if the console does not have multitasking?
Multitasking would then have to be implemented in software. How
>would you load REBOL to the console in the first place? From a CD or >DVD?
Load it through a CD or DVD, and when you're done, save your scripts just as you would save your games.
>How would you type the REBOL script if the console has no >keyboard? >
I often talk with a guy with cerebral palsy, he communicates through a one-line LED display, using Morse Code using three pressure pads. Two on either side of his head, one by his knee. The software that powers his display anticipates the next letters he will "type" using intelligent auto-completion. If it guesses correctly he can choose the word. His input interface could be the simulated using only 3 gamepad buttons, and his output simulated by a one line text field. A full gamepad would offer more input options. A full display would offer many more output options.
>You can try REBOL on two existing consoles, Amiga CDTV (Carl himself >wrote software for it) and CD32.
I could, if only I had either of those. :(
>Unless they're expanded to "full" >computers, I don't think REBOL has any use on them.
Please explain why you require a "full" computer for REBOL to be of "use".
>Perhaps I'm overlooking something, but REBOL on Palm, or at least >Psion, seems much more useful.
Perhaps you are. :) But I still like you, regardless of that. :))
>Regards, > >-- >Michal Kracik
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