Linked by Ritesh Kumar on Thu 13th May 2004 19:31 UTC
General Development In recent years "scripting languages" are becoming a path which is a must go for rapid application development. The open source community has seen many scripting language implementations. Some really popular and good ones available are perl and python.
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Let's all get bogged-down in diverse implementations!!
by Howie S on Sat 15th May 2004 18:45 UTC

The Gang of Four in "Design Patterns" recommends designing to the interface, not the implimentation. As a breed, programmers (or at least osnews posters) seem to be hyper-focussed on which tool or language implimentation or program implimentation of OS implimentation is 'better'. We fan the flames and it goes on and on and on... Great way to fragment our energies.

What software needs is clean open protocols, and clean, well-documented STANDARDIZED interfaces.

#1 Good ideas to solve real problems
#2 Good designs to fit those requirements
#3 Good implementations

In that order! Screw this Tower of Babel crap! I don't care which language you use. Show me your problem domain. Show me your program architecture, the overall and in-detail design. Show me how I can extend and modify while respecting the overall design interfaces. Then I'm in. Otherwise... talk is cheap. Blah, blah, blah....