Linked by RandomGuy on Wed 10th Jun 2009 20:00 UTC
General Development This series is aimed at programming language aficionados. There's a lot of very abstract writing about programming languages and a lot of simple minded "language X sux!" style blog posts by people who know next to nothing about programming. What I feel is sorely missing is a kind of article that deliberately sacrifices the last 10% of precision that make the theoretical articles dry and long winded but still makes a point and discusses the various trade offs involved. This series is meant to fill that void and hopefully start a lot of discussions that are more enlightening than the articles themselves. I will point out some parallels in different parts of computing that I haven't seen mentioned as well as analyze some well known rules of thumb and link to interesting blogs and articles.
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RE[2]: Very interesting article!
by birdmun on Thu 11th Jun 2009 02:34 UTC in reply to "RE: Very interesting article! "
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Criticism first, the title is a bit misleading. Now for the praise, thanks for the article. I am way behind the times in relation to programming languages, but what you wrote made passing sense. I suppose things could have been said in better ways, but I didn't take the time to write it. The f-bomb could have been left out, not that I am so prudish but it really doesn't fit in a tech article. I do appreciate you taking the time to write something I haven't seen written before and I understand you trying to say that one should try to use the right tool for the job rather than using the C4 to open the car door because that is what you had and knew about.

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