Worst ideas/features in programming langu
Ola Fosheim Grøstad
ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 22:11:29 UTC 2021
On Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at 21:44:33 UTC, ClapTrap wrote:
> You literally said there's no rational reason to choose "&&"
> over "and" so those people who do so must be elitist blowhards.
No. Stop making up stuff.
> I don't dispute that, what I dispute is that it's relevant when
> people are choosing tools. People arn't thinking about how cool
> they will look holding it when they go shopping for a chainsaw,
> they are thinking about whether it will make the job faster,
> better or easier.
Uhm. I most certainly enjoyed how cool my Husqvarna 242G was when
I reved it up to 15000 RPM and sliced trunks like butter. I still
feel pretty darn cool when I use it, far more so than when using
the electric saw. There is plenty of coolness factors in
marketing and design of forestry and agriculture equipment.
Especially tractors. Just take a look at the visual appearance of
modern Valtra and Ferrari tractors.
> I think the idea that fashion or wanting to appear cool or
> whatever has anything more than a negligible effect on language
> adoption is pure BS to be honest.
Were you around when C++ and Java lauched commercially? People
navigate socially. Hype works.
I never mentioned anything about appearance. I mentioned identity
and culture. Basically: who do you want to be and which group do
feel that you belong to?
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