|Date: ||Mon, 31 Jan 2000 12:01:26 -0800|
|Reply-To: ||David Cassell <cassell@MERCURY.COR.EPA.GOV>|
|Sender: ||"SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>|
|From: ||David Cassell <cassell@MERCURY.COR.EPA.GOV>|
|Organization: ||OAO Corp.|
|Subject: ||Re: New programming language|
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N Yiannakoulias wrote:
It was really nice of you to put this troll in here just for my benefit.
One thing the newsgroup knows is that I'm a sucker for language trolls.
And you even posted the entire previous post, with absolutely no
and you replied *before* the quoted text instead of afterward, just so
we would all know you're kidding. Thanks.
> If you're intention is to write big applications then C++ is the only serious option,
other than everything else mentioned and not even considered...
> regardless of Java's platform independence.
I'm not giving you this one either.
> Perl is a cute secure little language, which
> I like to program in, but it isn't meant for large programming projects.
Why not? It does OOP better than C++ and it protects the user from a
host of nasty bugs which are next to impossible to track down in large
C++ projects. You're never going to have to track down a Perl bug due
to your stray pointer which trampled all over your malloc arena.
> may not survive on the internet given all the new methods of developing interactive
> web-sites. And without the applications on the internet, IMHO, I can't see why anyone
> would bother programming in Java.
It's not my favorite language, but this is way too negative. Java will
mature, and get faster [I hope!]
> C/C++ is never going to go away.
I could say the same about COBOL and Fortran. Do you advocate
large projects in them also?
> Heck, all three
> languages are so similar (syntactically) anyway that if you learn one the others will be a
> piece of cake.
That statement makes me worry that you don't really know that much about
Perl. But this entire thread is so off-topic that no one in this
should be reading it anyway...
David Cassell, OAO Corp. email@example.com
Senior Computing Specialist