Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 15th Jul 2006 22:45 UTC
.NET (dotGNU too) Jeff Cogswell writes: "I'm about to make a confession. Even though I've written several books and articles about C++, I have a secret: C++ isn't my favorite language. I have lots of languages that I use, each one for different purposes. But the language I consider my all-time favorite is Python."
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RE[2]: Python is . . .
by Tuishimi on Sun 16th Jul 2006 18:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Python is . . ."
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Ada is a beautiful language too. I had the opportunity to use it at DEC (there are actually parts of the VMS that are implemented in it).

I also wrote several IS applications with it.

I guess I don't understand some of the comments people are making about language (A) sucks because of this or language (B) makes bad programmers.

All languages have pluses and minuses. It is how you, the developer, uses them that makes an application sink or swim.

Maybe students just are not being taught proper usage of data structures and algorithms anymore? Maybe Analysis and Design have fallen by the wayside? I don't know... in "my day" analyzing the problem and designing a solution was far more important than the language chosen to implement the application, altho' the language selection WAS part of the design.

Personally, I like ALL LANGUAGES. Each one is unique and has character of its own. Young developers should learn to appreciate the nuances of each new language they encounter and how each language can be leveraged in a given situation.

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RE[3]: Python is . . .
by Get a Life on Sun 16th Jul 2006 19:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Python is . . ."
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If you love Ada you'd love VHDL. ;)

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RE[4]: Python is . . .
by Tuishimi on Sun 16th Jul 2006 20:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Python is . . ."
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I had to go look it up. Yes, I like it already! ;)

And PL/SQL... ;)

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RE[3]: Python is . . .
by mexisme on Mon 17th Jul 2006 10:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Python is . . ."
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I really like your comment: I can't stand PHP nor VB personally, but when a good/experienced programmer (read: understands structure, design, probably has experience with several languages, etc) writes in these languages, it's usually still "good code", despite any features or design decisions that make it easy to write "bad code".

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