Upon reflection...

Paul Prescod paulp at ActiveState.com
Thu Jun 14 20:13:50 EDT 2001

James Turner wrote:
> It's a bit like the dating game (bad metaphor, I know...):  It's a
> bad idea to just ask your friends who the best catch is, and marry
> blindly.  You probably should date and get to know people yourself!

I think it is a good metaphor. The reason that you shouldn't pick a
programming language based on feature lists is analogous to the problem
with picking a mate that way. The issues are way too subtle. The
"features" interact in too many unpredictable ways.
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