Looking for ugly code comparisons WAS: Slashdotter looking for kids' programming language
katheryn.swynford at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 11:35:59 CST 2008
No, I wasn't referring to your comment. Sorry to have not been more clear!
On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 8:34 AM, Mikey <mikeythek at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm not sure if you were referring to my comment when you said
> "deceitful", but I contend that it is not at all deceitful.
> Strongly-typed language fans would object that you are pointing out
> the soft underbelly of their language, and therefore it is unfair
> because that example amplifies the situation, and at the same time
> clearly demonstrates the point about an xTalk language, or, for that
> matter, most scripting/interpreted languages.
> I pull my hair out any time that I try to use GWT or other similar
> tools to write code to build interactive web pages, because of all of
> the casts and declarations and quote mark after quote mark after quote
> mark that is required to get the job done. It's like LISP with
> apostrophes sometimes.
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