Subject: Re: Use Java! Was: becoming a better programmer
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 22 Sep 2002 00:00:39 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.c++,comp.lang.lisp,,comp.lang.perl.misc
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* Pascal Costanza
| I disagree - programming languages always reflect the values and belief
| systems of their designers. That's why there's always these flame wars on them
| - languages are strongly entangled with social aspects. If they were neutral
| (like, say, mathematical notation), we wouldn't have those flame wars.

  As if there were no flamewars over mathematic notation!  Just look at the
  history of the notation for derivation.  Genii at war is no less pretty.
  Note that only people who care, care enough to fight.

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.