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Syllable, AtheOS Syllable OS lead developer Kaj de Vos has been interviewed by Techworld Australia. The full Q&A is also available (via Slashdot).
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REBOL Killed Syllable for me
by henderson101 on Thu 1st Sep 2011 10:46 UTC
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I kind of lost all interest in Syllable after Kaj introduced REBOL. It really didn't seem like a good fit. It seemed more like "Amiga" rather than the perception I had of AtheOS reborn. And, at the time Vanders and Kaj were hard to discuss anything regarding the validity of REBOL in Syllable with. Mention XML - "XML is useless, we can do this with REBOL" - why? Why reinvent the wheel? "REBOL is more efficient!" - okay... so everyone else in IT is completely insane then? XML is pretty much industry standard. What about .Net as a simplified development platform? "We can use REBOL for that!" Okay, but why use a minority language, when there is a wealth of usable code.. sigh.

This sounds like a rant and I don't really have any more to add, save I agree with the perceptions that where highlighted in the "Syllable vs Haiku" thread someone quoted the link for above. It was about the time REBOL came about, and Syllable Server, and the Syllable "band camps" that is all went wrong for me and I bailed on the project.

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