[rescue] Mainframe on eBay
Jonathan C. Patschke
jp at celestrion.net
Fri Sep 23 22:05:40 CDT 2005
On Fri, 23 Sep 2005, Joshua Boyd wrote:
>> Well, have a look at Objective-C then. Or LISP?
> I've now spent the past three days working on Objective C. For years
> I was sure I'd love it because it sounded so nice and clean, but now
> that I'm using it, I find that I don't like the syntax. Drat. Maybe
> it will start to grow on me eventually. I can only hope.
I had the exact same before-and-after experience. I especially loathe
how so many ObjC proponents say "There's only one change to the syntax!
[receiver msg]" Yeah, right. Because C has @keywords and -member and
+member and named parameters at call time and default values for omitted
arguments and interface/implementation sections, but the rest of the
world just never saw them before. Sure...
Jonathan Patschke ) "When we are young, wandering the face of the
Elgin, TX ( earth, wondering what our dreams might be worth,
USA ) learning that we're only immortal--for a limited
( time." --Neil Peart
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