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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syllable
by cipri on Sun 23rd Dec 2012 04:32 UTC
cipri
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2007-02-15

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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RE: syllable
by Kaj-de-Vos on Sun 23rd Dec 2012 14:31 in reply to "syllable"
Kaj-de-Vos Member since:
2010-06-09

REBOL is written in very standard C, because it needs to run on systems and compilers much older than Syllable. For example, Amiga OS is supported.

Furthermore, Red is its own compiler toolchain, so it is completely independent from any external compiler such as GCC.

And yes, Syllable is a development project. Nobody ever claimed it to be finished, and the most interesting thing about it is that anybody can help move it along.

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