I didn't say I liked the sound of it. But I can see it coming.
Not in Australia, he can't. (By the way, how did you know it was a "he"?)
You let your child travel to the convenience store without adult supervision, without even a phone just in case? You child abuser, you.
Never say "never". The kid who occasionally mows my lawn has a smartphone. I can see a day, not too far off, when this is the customary mechanism for doing that kind of payment. As soon as the transaction cost goes down to negligible.
So yes, there may come a time when government-supplied currency tokens are obsolete for almost all transactions. That may not be in my lifetime, although the phasing out of postage stamps may happen in the next couple of decades. Illicit transactions may just move to barter.
Oh, you naïve person, you. Don't you know that your privacy rights aren't violated as long as you never know your personal data was being scraped and stored? It's the disclosure that is the privacy violation.
Besides, the data is only "collected" when someone looks at it. It's basically Schrödinger's database.
It's probably fair to say that C++ will never have a standard metaobject protocol. (Though it might get multiple dispatch at some point.)
C++ is for conformists and trend-followers lacking in enough critical thinking skills of their own to investigate and adopt better tools for the job.
So you're saying it's perfect for someone who thinks that Perl is ossifying, then?
Nice try, but CLOS dates from 1988.
Functional programming is just a subset of OO programming.
In exactly the same sense, OO programming is a subset of functional programming. An object is nothing more than a tuple of functions each of which has a hidden parameter.
But then, you seem to think that C++ is an OO language, which makes me wonder if you actually understand Modern C++ (in the Alexandrescu sense) at all.
To be fair, also bitter about pre-ANSI C++ and people who say "C/C++" as if it's a thing, which is understandable.
I've yet to meet a Framework that makes things as clean and usable as they claim.
Webmachine with OTP.
Hahaha! Oh, man! Hahahahaha! That is hilarious.
I have a nice recipe for braised rabbit in a capsicum sauce. Delicious!
Yet C is still in wide use, and is still useful for endless applications. Its bastard offspring C++ is another "fractal of bad design," but it's everywhere.
I used to make the same complaint about C++ until I seriously used it for something.
hiphop/hack might not be pure PHP but if you're a PHP programmer, you can figure out and pick up hiphop and/or hack.
Which just goes to show that there's hope for PHP programmers yet.