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Comment: Re:another language shoved down your throat (Score 1) 411

by MikeBabcock (#47412377) Attached to: Python Bumps Off Java As Top Learning Language

What problem have you ever had with indent-based parsing?

Many many people have a problem reading other peoples' C and C++ code because of how it is not always enforced and allows some incredibly poor legibility.

You may not personally have this problem *writing* code but you've almost certainly had it when reading code.

Not all Python is readable, but forcing programmers to use good style is one of the first problems in a braces-based parsing environment. Python just formalized it.

Comment: Re:Touch Server (Score 1) 669

It takes N hours to develop and test a solution on platform X.

Given that the platform in question is working, easy to deploy, and fully tested, adding platform Y to the mix would require another investment of time and resources that are unnecessary when staying with platform X.

I understand fully why some people only develop Windows software for the same reason. In our case, we develop Linux-based servers, Android and WinMobile based handheld industrial software, and some basic Windows-based interface software for said database.

Deploying the database system on Windows would be a huge hassle and a totally unnecessary cost to clients.

Comment: Re:E-mail? (Score 1) 346

by MikeBabcock (#47385015) Attached to: Goldman Sachs Demands Google Unsend One of Its E-mails

Sure, maybe ... for the vast majority of cases, I'd rather users *never* send attachments by E-mail and instead use corporate web-based sharing for secure documents.

Attachments downloaded from servers can be verified as transmitted, and how many times, and by whom. E-mails cannot. You can't even guarantee a user received the E-mail.

Prof: So the American government went to IBM to come up with a data encryption standard and they came up with ... Student: EBCDIC!"

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