i’ve played with rebol, it a lisp derivation, certainly. the best thing
about it is its extensive type system. which is very cool. rebol knows
what a telepohone number is for example. but personaly i find the code
gets very confusing very quickly. the syntax simply isn’t clean.
also, while rebol/view seems like a very cool built in gui, it is not
all the it is cracked up to be, mainly b/c it is quite buggy.
and besides, its not really free either. so i would recommend lisp over
On Wed, 2002-08-21 at 15:32, email@example.com wrote:
From: JamesBritt [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 5:15 PM
Subject: RE: A Repeat: New Language After Ruby?
For me, the criteria would lean more towards “not like any other
used,” or, “Fairly new, so that it was designed to exploit current
technology and up-to-date CompSci thinking/theory.”
Pragmatic versus exotic; use the pragmatic approach in
day-to-day work, and
explore exotic tools by night.
Has anyone here done anything with Rebol? I read something about it
a while ago but haven’t heard anything recently.
– Tony K.