Article Bemoans Demise of Line Programming (BASIC)

Dan Shafer revolutionary.dan at
Sat Sep 16 02:29:13 EDT 2006

I disagree completely with the assessment of JavaScript here (from Mr.
Gaskin). Not only do I think JS is a pretty good language -- maybe even a
great one -- and not only does it seem to me to be true that a lot of great
productivity enhancers have been done in and to it, but JS pales in
comparison with Java as a pure productivity drain.

On 9/15/06, Mark Wieder <mwieder at> wrote:
> Richard-
> Friday, September 15, 2006, 8:31:31 AM, you wrote:
> > I predict that the accident of history that is JavaScript's popularity
> > will one day be recognized as the single biggest productivity loss in
> > computing history.
> I think it would have some competition from the goto statement. Or
> when IBM moved the control key from its natural position next to the A
> key.
> --
> -Mark Wieder
> mwieder at
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