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Tuesday, May 11, 2004


Question: "Why are languages like C , C#, and Java so prevalent?"
Dave Ungar: "Why do people smoke tobacco?"


Anonymous said...

"Programming languages for machines/people
But computers have won."

One can still program in Ruby, a language intended by its designer to put the human first. See Human-Oriented Progamming in Ruby, http://www.rubyconf.org/2001/talks/rc2001-a/mgp00001.html

Anonymous said...

I assume this is a bit of a rhetorical question (well it's answered also I see), but I'm going to answer anyway: money and CYA.

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