Upon reflection...

James Turner jamwt at jamwt.com
Fri Jun 15 01:33:01 CEST 2001


Um.

This sounds like a very idealistic way to find the "Right language
to do X."  Foolishly idealistic, maybe.

I understand that you do not want to "collect languages," but 
oftentimes programmers collect them because they *are* in pursuit of 
the right language for X.

Not just the right language, but the right language _for them_.

You need to collect languages first--soon you'll find yourself 
tending to use one more often than the others.  

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!

Anyway, stupid rant, but the way you're approaching finding "the 
right" language sounds a bit silly to me.  I don't know if it's
possible to truly be a programmer without having dabbled so that 
you really understand why you're making your choices.

Everyone's an evalgelist anyway.  You can't really find many good,
unbiased opinions cruisin' mailing lists/newgroups.

--James

PS -- Oh what the hell, I'll save you time: Python is the best. :c)

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