On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 06:33:52PM +0100, Smelly Pooh wrote:
> In reply to kevin lyda's flatulent wordings,
> > On Thu, Oct 12, 2000 at 12:05:49PM +0100, Kathryn Cassidy wrote:
>> > NOTE: no one get bent out of sorts. this is my general opinion about
> > language wars. it is the craftsmen, not the tool that is responsible for
> > success or failure. a programmer's familiarity with a language is very
> > important *but* that's not an intrinsic quality of the language.
> Surely your chances of success is a combination of both, if I were to cut down
> a tree I'd rather have a chainsaw than a penknife
i note that you failed to include my comment about "reasonable languages."
obviously you don't use z80 assembler to program a vax. you don't use
lisp to progam a 4mhz embedded system with 16k of ram.
all languages have targets and restrictions. where i work i wouldn't
choose scheme to do a project not because of any deficiency in scheme,
but because my team isn't up on scheme. that's *our* restriction, not
the language. if i worked with a bunch of clueless and undisciplined
programmers i wouldn't use perl. but they *are* disciplined, they are
good, and so they write good, readable and maintainable code.
kevin at suberic.net the only problem with being a man of leisure is
fork()'ed on 37058400 that you can never stop and take a rest.
meatspace place: home http://suberic.net/~kevin/ yank? www.votenader.com
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