[python-advocacy] The language for the rest of us?

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Jan 16 18:55:22 CET 2007


On Mon, Jan 15, 2007, Roy Smith wrote:
>
> Digg featured an interview with Bjarne Stroustrup about C++ today.  The
> full article is at http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000768.html,
> but here's a nice quote:
> 
> "I think [making computer languages easier for average people] would be
> misguided. The idea of programming as a semiskilled task, practiced by
> people with a few months' training, is dangerous. We wouldn't tolerate
> plumbers or accountants that poorly educated. We don't have as an aim that
> architecture (of buildings) and engineering (of bridges and trains) should
> become more accessible to people with progressively less training. Indeed,
> one serious problem is that currently, too many software developers are
> undereducated and undertrained."

Wow.  And I thought this was a joke:

http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/98/May/stroustrup.html
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