[Chicago] Better than Python?
Massimo Di Pierro
mdipierro at cs.depaul.edu
Sun Apr 13 23:58:27 CEST 2008
I am not sure the curly braced code is the issue here. Programming
languages are tools that we use as screw drivers or cars. Learning to
use a tool takes time and we do not have the time to learn and
evaluate all possible tools in order to always find the best one for
each job. We have to rely on the market to tell us which tools is
more popular and we perceive that tool A is more popular than tool B,
we assume that tool A is better than tool B, and by learning A we
will have a more marketable skill.
Sun spends a lot of money to convince people that Java is the
programming language for the web, Microsoft spends more than
everybody else pushing their operating system, and Oracle spends
money convincing you they have the best database engine. I have seen
a lot of excellent products, way superior to the competition, die
just because they did not have a good enough marketing machine. I am
not sure what to do about this. Not sure there is anything that can
On Apr 13, 2008, at 4:31 PM, Michael Tobis wrote:
>>> Exactly, but I know their are people out their who are very
>>> attached to
>>> their curly braced code blocks.
> This is a matter about which reasonable people can disagree
> ... with unreasonable people.
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