rodrigob at elo.utfsm.cl
Tue Aug 26 00:41:19 CEST 2003
Rebol offers a free (non-opensource) platform to devellop internet enabled
It is a modern scripting language with objects, a huge list of base types
and a very very clean syntax. It is full multiplaftorm.
Rebol is able to manage 14 internet protocols (http, ftp, dns, finger,
whois, pop, smtp, etc...) , offer data storage and reading, is able to
manage various compression formats, various image file format (bmp, gif,
png, jpg, etc...) and has a very very easy to use graphic interface
His syntax allow to devellop simple dialects to extend the language on some
specific application domains (example: there is a dialect for creating
As everything is internet enable is allow easy collaboration and
comunication between clients.
Everything until now can be rivalized by Python. My point is:
All of the above comes the 500 Kb Rebol/View distribution !!
(for the most common platforms)
To do the same thing in python I would need:
Python (>5 Mb)
Twisted (>5 Mb)
More than 10 Mb
Ok, python probably is a little faster and is a programming language, not a
But how to explain such a difference ?
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