Subject: Re: Use Java! Was: becoming a better programmer
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 22 Sep 2002 00:05:23 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.c++,comp.lang.lisp,,comp.lang.perl.misc
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* Bart Lateur
| Because things grow. There was no Genesis, "Pooff! And there was
| programming." Instead, you get used to a certain way of doing things, and
| these form an inspiration: wouldn't it be neat.... That's the way technology
| evolves, and grows. Programming languages are not different in that regard.

  But why does every creation have to start at Day 1?  The whole point with
  this learning from the experience of others thing is to pick up where the
  other guy went to take his rest after version 6 to behold his creation and
  see that it is good.

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder.
Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.