Subject: Re: Java/Lisp Language Evolution Correlates
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 2000/06/20
Message-ID: <>

* Yiorgos Adamopoulos
| Oh but it is!  As someone else posted earlier in this thread, Java
| programmers are bug free.

  I get the impression from this comment and your last comment that
  you are the kind of programmer who can't write even an expression,
  let alone a line of code, that is bug free, and you don't want any
  other programmers to be able to claim that they can write hundreds,
  if not thousands, of expressions/lines without any bugs.

  The fact that humans are mortal does not mean that it's a good idea
  to kill people.  The fact that we are mortal is in some sense what
  makes _life_ so much worth living.  Likewise, the fact that software
  is so hard to write that we are bound to get some things wrong does
  not mean that we should create broken software from the outset or
  break things that people depend on, but rather find ways to cherish
  the ways we discover to write bug-free code.

  If this is not what you expected, please alter your expectations.