> So James; I'm curious as to why you have chosen to learn Rebol?
Good question. For a few reasons: REBOL is extremely light-weight (only
about 600K total), you can have a functional program that actually does
something in a day, not a huge beginning learning curve, readable to
the normal person (non-programmer), and in so many ways, just makes
I don't have anything against VB .NET and Visual Studio or anything
like that. I would actually like to learn more about them. But, there
are some things I know of that would probably bug me. For one, it's
absolutely huge. Isn't it something like a 50,000 file transfer for
Visual Studio? Whereas, with REBOL, you have about a 2 second install,
your scripts are usually under 10K, 300K core version, and 600K GUI
version. Then, if you want your script to be a stand-alone program, you
can use REBOL/Encap to bind you script to REBOL and create an
Please remember that I have absolutely nothing against Java, C, C#, VB,
.NET, or Visual Studio. I am just giving reasons for why I have chosen
REBOL at this point in time.