[Haskell-cafe] Re: A heretic question

ajb at spamcop.net ajb at spamcop.net
Tue Oct 21 01:46:00 EDT 2008

G'day aoll.

Quoting "Benjamin L.Russell" <DekuDekuplex at Yahoo.com>:

> Interesting argument.  At first I thought that the following
> uncensored interview with Bjarne Stroustrup was a joke, but your
> argument makes it seem all the more plausible:

That's not quite what I meant.  What I meant is that Visual Basic script
kiddie-ing may well be easy, real software development is hard.  C++ is
a hard tool to use well, but that's because it is doing a hard job.

> Some say that C++ was intentionally designed to be extremely difficult
> to use specifically in order for C++ programmers to earn those "big
> bucks."
> Maybe this is just me, but if I had to choose a tool, I'd choose one
> that would be easy to use well.

A paintbrush is easy to use, but hard to use well.

Andrew Bromage

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