Respectfully suggest creation of a new mailing list for this thread,
if people wish to continue it.
"Eric S. Raymond" <email@example.com> writes:
> firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>:
> > I've heard/read this statement on more than a few occasions, and each
> > time I seem to have failed to understand the basis for the statement.
> > In my experience, the maintainability of a piece of software is tied
> > far less to the language of choice or the size of the program, but
> > instead is directly proportional to how that language was weilded, and
> > how thoroughly that code was documented.
> Of course. A poor programmer will write bad code in any language.
> This issue is whether your language of choice makes it easy to write
> clean, maintainable code or difficult to do it. Clean code can be
> done in Perl, but requires more work than it ought to. I'm lazy and
> don't like to work that hard :-).
> (These days I like Python and Java on this scale.)
> Eric S. Raymond
> You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself
> a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about
> repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the
> great struggle for independence.
> -- Attributed to Charles Austin Beard (1874-1948)
Received on Sat Oct 21 14:36:24 2006
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