[Chicago] Better than Python?

Feihong Hsu hsu.feihong at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 14 04:19:55 CEST 2008

Hear, hear. Let's not waste time complaining about inferior
languages, let's just keep using the awesome but unlauded languages
out there, so that they don't die an untimely death.

--- Massimo Di Pierro <mdipierro at cs.depaul.edu> wrote:

> 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
> be done.
> 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.
> >
> > mt
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