When they ask, what is this written in?

Robert Brenstein rjb at robelko.com
Mon Dec 1 18:03:42 EST 2008


On 01/12/08 at 14:22 -0800 Richmond Mathewson apparently wrote:
>Dear Robert Brenstein, there was no "apparently" about things, I wrote
>what I wrote.
>
>However, just to throw another spanner in the works:-
>
>The very few times people ask me how I make my programs I state that I use:
>
>"Runtime Revolution, a complete programming package."
>
>No 'language', 'IDE', 'GUI', and so on, os mentioned; probably because
>most people seem perfectly satisfied with that answer. The few who are not
>satisfied get treated to 30 minutes of my demonstrating RR, and 30 minutes
>while I go away and let them play with RR. The end result is either
>"Wow!" or "I don't understand how computers work anyway."

Having a separate name for the language does not change any of the above.

>As I have spent 90% of my adult life outwith my country of origin
>the word 'Transcript' will always be linked in my mind with standing 
>in queues at embassies and various other state institutions with 
>academic
>transcript with stamps, seals, apostils and much, much more.
>
>sincerely, Richmond Mathewson.

Considering the audience of the language, I doubt that many people 
have such a connotation.

r



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