August 2004 Archives

on new languages

This is an essay based on a Slashdot post in August.

Paul Graham, inventor of Yahoo! Stores and LISP dude, suggests that great hackers program in Python. Naturally, chaos has ensued in the fanbase of other languages.

I think he's just promoting that developers learn more than one programming language. I can dig that. I don't agree with equating intelligence with choice of programming language. Things are harder than that, particularly in a large company.

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