Re: CODE: Programming project required

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Wed Jan 24 2001 - 02:02:57 MST

Emlyn wrote:

> A point that I think needs making.... learning a computer language shouldn't
> be seen as a cost. Once you've learned enough of them, each new one is very
> easy to add. Most of them fall into the procedural or basic OO camps, and
> with notable exceptions, once you've seen one you've seen them all.

Sure. Which to me says that any sane person would write in a language
that allows using the abilities of any/all of them as needed whenever
needed instead of picking one sub-branch containing only some seriously
constrained subset of language functionality and spscializing in one
variant of it or even doing that with lots of sub-branches. After a
while it gets damn boring when you know the fundamental language
variants seeing some particular twisted and needlessly complicated
subset being labeled as the next-great-thing and the silver-bullet at
long last. YAWN.

- samantha

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