Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Jan 2013 23:15 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "Programming languages are living phenomena: They're born, the lucky ones that don't die in infancy live sometimes long, fruitful lives, and then inevitably enter a period of decline. Unlike real life, the decline can last many, many years as the presence of large legacy codebases means practiced hands must tend the code for decades. The more popular the language once was, the longer this period of decline will be."
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RE[3]: Comment by RareBreed
by moondevil on Tue 15th Jan 2013 12:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by RareBreed"
moondevil
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2005-07-08

I share the same opinion, although I do like multi-paradigm languages.

I loathe the way some developers seem to try to bend a given language to use it in ever conceivable scenario.

Don't mix Software Engineering with CS names. My university degree when I took it, was called Software Engineering in my mother language, but the actual contents were what is known as CS in other countries.

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