[FoRK] Programming languages, operating systems, despair and anger

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Thu Nov 12 11:31:17 PST 2009


On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 6:08 AM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:

> 90% of the shit that gets written doesn't even involve anything as
> complicated as finding set partitions.  Really.

90% of the shit that gets written involves bridging and adapting
between different utopian ideals that partially implement what you
describe in the rest of your email.

I remember a blog posting about how great Java programmers were
because they could discuss at length the advantages and disadvantages
of 7 different inversion-of-control containers, while .NET programmers
are bad because they have never heard of the term (and instead just
use the one container given to them).

Bleh.

What you describe is a massive undertaking - and one rife with
problems that when resolved result is a mess of not quite right
solutions. Your platonic ideals will not help you here.



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