Re: [wmii] 10kloc project, wmii maintainer change

From: Tianran Chen <>
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 11:28:23 -0400

Geoffrey Alan Washburn writes:

> Why don't I try educating "him"? Because I don't have time to teach
> people things they really should have learned elsewhere? Because I don't
> really have time for a debate I'll never win? Because people have an
> unfortunate tendency to stick to their chosen ideology regardless of the
> quality of the argument? Until people go out and start learning and using
> other languages and tools, I doubt there is much I can do to convince them
> of anything because there is no shared context. Furthermore, until
> someone has actually tried doing something different and found it lacking,
> they have no argument. So making uneducated claims about the utility of
> C, without knowing anything else, means you've already lost the argument.

I was a professional Haskell & ML programmer for 2 years, and also did one
project in Erlang. Am I qualified to be educated by you? Can you tell me at
least one thing you cannot be done in C but can be in these (or similar)
languages? Except for tail-recursion, please.

Tianran Chen
Received on Thu Jul 20 2006 - 17:29:02 UTC

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