Ewan Oughton wrote:
> Perl/TK works for me...
As I hope you will have now realised, there is no answer to the
question you asked: all you are getting is various people posting
various development tools, languages and paradigms to the thread. While
one of them may grab your fancy and scratch your particular itch, it's
only by the virtue of weight of numbers and random luck.
I'm on a number of professional audio type mailing lists and forums /
fora / forae - and two questions repeatedly asked by those without clue
(and blatantly unwilling to obtain any) are "What's the best
microphone?" and "What are the best speakers?" Perhaps you can see the
immediate flaw in the questions? The best microphone for what, exactly?
Recording a drumkit, or a boy soprano? For amplifying a screaming
overdriven 4kW guitar rig or for capturing the delicate, dulcet tones of
an Irish harp?
As a mathematician, perhaps you could give me some advice on the best
mathematical function to use, please?
In this context, can you perhaps see the point of those people
requesting that you take a little more care over questions in the
future. I do not wish to appear elitist, and apologise if this mail
comes across as such - I do not condone elitism and believe that there
is no such thing as a 'stupid question.' However, it is expected that
over time we all learn how to ask better questions and attempt to
contribute as much as we gain - this is how open source has risen from a
non-existent concept to the point whereby it is becoming a facet of
Apropos the current question, perhaps you could contribute back to the
list with some of your perceived requirements at this point in time -
and then revise this list and let us know how you get on with whatever
development technology you do choose. This could provide valuable
insight for someone at risk of asking the same question in the future,
Or better again (or as well), come down to the Long Stone on Wednesday
7th Feb from about 7pm and join us for a discussion on topics ranging
from Kylie's woeful luck in relationships to whether Linux can be booted
on the Apple iPhone - or some such thing :-)
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