Inheritance of purity
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witte2008 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 16:15:08 PST 2012
H. S. Teoh wrote:
>> In all seriousness, I think you're decoupling inherently
>> pieces: the language and it's tools. The same way you *need*
>> highlighting to distinguish structure,
> I don't.
wait... you don't even use Syntax Highlighting? Are you insane,
you'll go blind!
>> And MS has pulled some really stupid shit in its day, but it's
>> developer tools and support do not fall under that category.
> True, they have their value. I don't argue with that.
> But why should anyone be *forced* to use them? They're just
> tools. A
> language is a language (a set of syntax and grammar rules with
> associated semantics). It's not inherently tied to any tools.
The only reason Visual Studio being so closely tied to C#/VB/etc
is a bad thing is because it's closed source and ultimately
designed as [yet another] developer lock-in (just good business
right?). Beyond that it's really silly not to use VS cause of all
the productive features it provides. MonoDevelop is catching up,
but still quite a ways behind in some areas. No one is stopping
anyone from writing code in Notepad.. but then, no one is
stopping 3D artists from manually editing .obj files in Notepad
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