More Stob goodness.
But does it scale?
A website called MySpace is 'in a death spiral' according to Mr Robert Scoble, who attributes this unhappy state to its being implemented using Microsoft .NET technology, and because it is headquartered in Los Angeles, where apparently there aren't enough good programmers. Slightly cross-eyed with concentration at his three- …
But does it scale?
I always want to point out to them that they may as well ask "Can it be milked", but I want to keep my job.
Since it has been pointed out to me that the hash symbol is properly an "octothorpe" I have been mentally translating C# as "Coctothorpe", which sounds like a small hamlet to where Scottish incomprehensible-lyriced bands retire.
Are moleskin breeks common north of the border?
C++ is the only real programming language. The rest are just stamp collecting.
Real programmers use C.
C is for programmers who are lacking one or more of:
A. the strength of will to choose an architecture and be done with it,
B. the ability to remember which registers hold what data, and/or
C. the vision to see the structure of your application as it flows through RAM, cache RAM, and the processor pipeline.
Funny that you should think of click languages... one of my colleagues at a job I was working at back in '94-'95 finally got tired of saying "underscore" out loud when reading out code or URLs to people and so invented a phoneme for it, which we all adopted. It's pronounced as a nasal sniff/back-of-the-throat snort and using it saved us loads of time in work-related conversations!
Victor Borge has taken care of all these problems for us:
Assembler, that's what you want. Or microcode if you're the kind of person who likes wearing barbed-wire under your shirt. And while we're at it, every single line of SQL should be composed by hand and brought to life by a stored procedure.
Just look at what happened with HAL in 2001 if you want an example of how you can be really let down by high-level languages!
but HAL was let down by the poor quality of his programming!
but too kind to .NET I feel.
What's wrong with FORTRAN?
Verity if you keep writing like this I'm going to be slapped with an ASBO for excessive loud laughter.
"like an unexpected potato plant found growing in the compost heap, "