[Novalug] Gentoo, emacs, and Scala forever!
James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
JECottrell3 at Comcast.NET
Thu Oct 22 16:42:52 EDT 2009
Tux Subscriber Dave Aronson wrote:
> greg pryzby <greg at pryzby.org> wrote:
>> Oh, to be on topic:
>> Fedora, vi(m), and C forever!
> But seriously... I have nothing against C as such, but one of the
> reasons I accepted (though have yet to start) the job mentioned in my
> previous post, was to break out of the C rut. I *learned* C++, Java,
> little luck landing work in them. Plain old C has been about 95% of
> my work, the rest being mainly (as far as I can recall off the top of
> my head) shell scripting, Pascal, SQL, VB, FORTRAN, C++, Python, Java,
> and assorted scripting languages from applications and obscure OSes,
> in that order or magnitude. This new job will be, IIRC, mainly
> Python, Ruby, and Java, with an occasional but much-needed bit of C
> and maybe some C++. Just what I need!
What galls me is that WE (the UNIX people) invented C++, but it's mostly
the Windows folk that USE C++.
I attribute this to Leadership. The UNIX vendors withdrew their
compilers in an attempt to make some money, while M$ just led the way
and started using C++.
I've pretty much been writing in Perl (and shell) for 20 years now.
Unless you need efficiency or signal handling, Perl can do everything C
can do, and with Strings, Regexps, Hashes, and other Sophisticated
Dynamic Arrays as primitives.
I've learned a similar list of languages, but it's easier just to write
in Perl instead.
So what happened with BAE and the XTS folks?
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