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Re: refactoring when using CVS

From: Noel Yap
Subject: Re: refactoring when using CVS
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 09:14:29 -0800 (PST)

--- "Greg A. Woods" <address@hidden> wrote:
> [ On , February 26, 2002 at 01:57:19 (-0600), Mark
> A. Flacy wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: refactoring when using CVS
> >
> > Of course, from your very own web page you
> state... 
> > 
> >   However I have so far resisted any temptation to
> learn anything
> >   significant about any of the bastardised
> half-breed languages such as
> >   C++, Perl, etc., or even most of their
> ill-begotten offspring such as
> >   Java, C#, etc.
> > 
> > it doesn't surprise me very much that you
> have such a uninformed
> > opinion on the matter.   
> Learning the details necessary to program
> successfully in a given
> language does not mean that I don't know far more
> than enough about them
> to have a very _informed_ opinion on them and their
> usage.  My opinions
> on those matters are in fact extremely well
> informed.

1. You sound like a manager rather than a developer.
2. According to the comment above, you've "resisted
any temptation to learn anything significant ...". 
Like I said before, the devil is in the details.  To
use effectively a tool (in this case, a language), one
needs to know it in detail.  The fact that you haven't
learned anything significant about them means you
don't know any of the languages' implications (either
consequences or benefits).  Coplien had written an
article briefly touching upon this subject; he
demonstrated how C++ and ML are better suited in both
space and time to solving different problems.


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