True, But Useless Information

May 1, 2011

From an old article by Paul Graham: In a recent talk I said […] that you could get smarter programmers to work on a Python project than you could to work on a Java project. […] I meant that Python programmers are smart. It’s a lot of work to learn a new programming language. And […]

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Cross‐Platform is Not That Important

November 22, 2009

Dave Nicolette asks about C# versus Java: Consider two hypothetical programming languages such that: Language A Supports closures, and Can only run on one platform, so that customers who use the language for mission‐critical apps are locked into a single operating system vendor. Language B Doesn’t support closures, and Runs on all mainstream platforms, so […]

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