OT: on IDEs and code writing on steroids

BCS none at anon.com
Sat May 16 20:23:52 PDT 2009

Hello Georg,

> So, in a way, Microsoft may be right in assuming that (especially when
> their thinking anyway is that everybody sits at a computer that's
> totally dedicated to the user's current activity anyhow) preposterous
> horse power is (or, should be) available at the code editor.

I think that any real programing project now days (regardless of language) 
needs tools to help the programmer. The difference between D and C# is that 
with D you /can/ get away without an IDE and with C# you won't get much at 
all done without one.

> It's not unthinkable that this actually is The Way of The Future.
> ----
> If we were smart with D, we'd find out a way of leapfrogging this
> thinking. We have a language that's more powerful than any of C#, Java
> or C++, more practical than Haskell, Scheme, Ruby, &co, and more
> maintainable than C or Perl, but which *still* is Human Writable. All
> we need is some outside-of-the-box thinking, and we might reap some
> overwhelming advantages when we combine *this* language with the IDEs
> and the horsepower that the modern drone takes for granted.

I think we /already/ have a language that will get there sooner or later. 
D is commuted to a path where that is it's only /logical/ conclusion. 

> "Ain't nobody gonna catch us never!"

Well, not if we play our hand right. Nothing man ever made is invulnerable 
to man.

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