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Comment: Re:Trendy no more? (Score 1) 65

by kauaidiver (#45786051) Attached to: Ruby 2.1.0 Released

I don't know enough about Ruby to say anything positive or negative about it. I was just commenting on Python because that's what I know - it's just funny to hear people moan and whine about similar things, which I've heard re. Python. And the quote "Ruby adds nothing to the existing languages" is harsh, C certainly got slapped around in its early days. Who needs to get slapped around more now and kicked off the bus (or at least charged for taking up two seats) is Java.

Comment: Re:Trendy no more? (Score 1) 65

by kauaidiver (#45785527) Attached to: Ruby 2.1.0 Released

You are more likely to "shoot yourself in the foot" so to speak and code can get unmanageable.

In short given too much flexibility you can make the language so different than the norm. 10 people with 10 different styles writing Ruby code on a 2+ year project...come back after a 6 month break take a look and you got a big mess on your hands :) Style guides help there but still.

Bottom line and not just ruby avoid getting "cute" with the language. I got berated by a college prof. because I thought it was a good idea in C++ to overload the ++, -- operators on a stack class to do push and pop! He asked sarcastically why stop with just ++ and --?

Comment: Re:How about we use statistics rather than anecdot (Score 1) 961

by kauaidiver (#45591665) Attached to: Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?

Well 1,270 were made between 2004-2007 and 604 were sold in the U.S.

So just looking at the four people who died in the U.S. (that I know of): 2 in the accident with Paul Walker and 2 in the 2006 crash out of 604 cars that's pretty high. Also not everyone can afford $500k+ car, those who do tend to be known in some fashion.

These cars are temperamental, twitchy, and unsafe maybe one of the reasons Porsche stopped making them. If you want a fast Porsche get the 991 Turbo S, albeit not as pretty.

Comment: I drive a Dodge Stratus (Score 1) 961

by kauaidiver (#45587819) Attached to: Is the Porsche Carrera GT Too Dangerous?

Stability control saves lives, know what Porsche's PSM stands for? Please Save Me. The non GT Carrera's i.e. the 911's all have stability control and even though there is a button to turn it off it is not completely disengaged.

A few years back another GT driver and his passenger were killed on a race track in So. California by a Ferrari entering the track the GT swerved, went in to the grass and hit a retaining wall. http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2006-06-07/carrera-gt-crashes-into-court

These cars need stability control, this is a huge mess for Porsche. Thank God they don't make these GT's anymore, half of them are gone anyway and when the wreck there's not much left.

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