Suffering For Your Art

bowman bowman at montana.com
Fri Feb 23 14:16:30 CET 2001


Ben <bencr at bigpond.com> wrote in message
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>
>  it seems to be an old school attitude that  if you
> do not have to struggle and suffer with an idiosyncratic, unintuitive
> programming syntax then it cannot possibly be a powerful language.

well known psychological quirk of the species. after suffering through X to
achieve goal Y, the experimental subject will value Y over Z. You can find
it everywhere, from Marines to fraternity members. In the amateur radio
community, morse code proficiency was stressed even after the rest of the
world abandoned it -- kept the riffraff off the air, y'know.






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