Code Samples/Comparisons

Bill Marriott wjm at
Thu Dec 3 10:24:37 EST 2009

Hi everyone,

We've taken your feedback to heart and will be putting effort into 
significantly improving our comparisons. (It obviously doesn't help to put 
up "straw men.")

To that end, I would very much appreciate contributions from the community. 
If you have code samples in other languages that you feel would be good 
illustrations of how revTalk can be shorter and/or more readable, please 
either post them to the list or mail directly to me -- (at)

We're especially interested in :

- ActionScript (Flash)
- REALbasic

and to a lesser extent

- C/C++/C#
- Visual Basic
- Java
- JavaScript

If you are able to replicate the functionality with a revTalk example, all 
the better. Try to focus your efforts on real-world tasks, classic 
programming challenges, things everyone building software can relate to. And 
of course, areas where revTalk really shines.

While it won't be the same as getting "recognized experts" [in those other 
languages] to produce the examples, I know there's a wealth of knowledge 
here in the use-list and am hoping you'll contribute some sterling examples.

Thanks very much,

RunRev marketing guy

> Whatever the answer, Andre raised a very relevant point, with which I 
> fully agree, that Rev is not well served by using a comparison against 
> what others feel is very poor code. [...]
> To truly demonstrate Rev's ability against other code, get the code 
> written by a recognised expert in that language (somebody like Bruce Eckel 
> for Java and C++). Yes, it would cost money but I believe it would be 
> money well spent. 

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