Inheritance of purity

so so at
Thu Feb 23 14:24:18 PST 2012

On Thursday, 23 February 2012 at 22:01:43 UTC, F i L wrote:
> UTC, so wrote:
>> If you are not using an IDE or a mouse, this would be hell.
> lol wut? This isn't the 80's.
> In all seriousness, I think you're decoupling inherently 
> ingrained pieces: the language and it's tools. The same way you 
> *need* syntax highlighting to distinguish structure, you 
> *should* have other productivity tools to help you analyze 
> data-layout. It's not like these tools don't exist in abundance 
> on every platform. And MS has pulled some really stupid shit in 
> its day, but it's developer tools and support do not fall under 
> that category.

No one said you shouldn't use IDE or any other tool, but i don't 
think it is healthy to design a language with such assumptions. 
Walter himself was against this and stated why he doesn't like 
Java way of doing things, one of the reason was the language was 
relying on IDEs.

I understand he is trying to fulfill a need that function 
qualifiers looks ugly yet i am not sure this is the answer.

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