Smiljan Grmek wrote:
> Michael Sperber [Mr. Preprocessor] wrote:
> > Anyone who has to read and write production code in Perl or Tcl or C++
> > within the same period as, say, Scheme, can testify to that.
> [ie Scheme is better]
> *Anyone* is a fairly large concept - please go find an average
> programmer without experience in Tcl and Scheme, present him/her with
> appropriate manuals and have h/h read/write code ...
> Even a thought experiment gives correct results (if one bears in mind
> the Gaussian distribution of human attributes - necessary for the
> definition of *average* programmer)
> Talk to a pschologist friend about averages and you will find out where
> those who meet at the Net stand. I tested a friend's contention that you
> cannot talk to an IQ 100 - he was mostly right and it was a saddening
How did you arrange this? Is there some sort of "sub-Mensa" group
available for (limited) discussions?
I think I agree with you. My personal estimate is that the great
unwashed masses of programmers would not desire to work in Tcl, Scheme,
C++ or Perl, nor would they be particularly adept in those languages,
though most could learn if forced to(a loaded gun is a marvelous
motivator). They are (unfortunately) happy with either Basic or Cobol.
Michael D. Kersey