[Newbies] Re: [OT] If programming languages were religions...

Klaus D. Witzel klaus.witzel at cobss.com
Wed Dec 17 19:14:59 UTC 2008

On Wed, 17 Dec 2008 20:50:09 +0100, Edgar J. De Cleene wrote:
> On 17/12/2008, at 15:17, Klaus D. Witzel wrote:
>> [... then]
>> "Smalltalk is the ancient Egyptian religion. The Initiated know it  
>> already had all the important concepts working long ago and most  
>> popular modern languages are incomplete subsets of it that obsess over  
>> artificial restrictions of their own creation while entirely missing  
>> the reason their code exists in the first place.
>> And the heart of your code will be judged against the Feather of Truth  
>> before it can join the message passing afterlife."
>> -----------
>> This was slashdotted, originated here
>> - http://www.aegisub.net/2008/12/if-programming-languages-were- 
>> religions.html
>> Could nor resist mentioning for the squeak-list records ;)
>> /Klaus
> Very good , read this old
> http://www.scribd.com/doc/320372/How-to-kill-a-Dragon-with-Programming

I tried the link, the page says "iPaper loading, please wait" but nothing  
else happens (except perhaps a virus infection is attempted?)

So what's this about?

"If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it".  
Albert Einstein

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