Linked by Kaj-de-Vos on Thu 20th Dec 2012 00:22 UTC
Syllable, AtheOS As the Syllable project predicted many years ago, version 3 of the REBOL programming language has finally been open sourced, under the Apache 2 licence (screenshot on Syllable Desktop). Also, the alpha version of the high-level Red programming language, supporting Syllable Desktop, has been released, by now in version 0.3.1 (screenshot, demo program, video at the Science Park in Amsterdam).
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by cipri on Sun 23rd Dec 2012 04:32 UTC
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Well, seems that's what the "syllable team" did in the past few years.... predictions and plans.
To be honest, core syllable lacks a lot of stuff.
Syllable has a "malnourished" core, which made as good as no progress in the last 3-5 years, the api is missing a lot of features and is quite buggy or even unfinished (e.g. the layoutmanager,...)
Instead of improving core syllable (e.g. the media kit is unfinished and buggy) and being up-to-date with the neccessary developer tools (at least a recent gcc).
Instead you have... rebol plans and predictions.

Good, but i must admit i don't know the internals of rebol, but imagine a nice situation:

what if in future the rebol interpreter will need a more recent compiler (e.g. they could use a useful c++11 feature).

Even if rebol will get out of this alpha phase some day, it's very unlikely that syllable will have a complete port, since the media-kit, opengl/mesa..etc are in a unfinished state.

Instead of building and improving the syllable "infrastructure", syllable was making rebol plans and predictions.

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