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Comment: Re:Modula-3 FTW! (Score 1) 484

by tigersha (#48902791) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Is Pascal Underrated?

Agreed. There are many corporate shops who have long-running codebases written in Delphi that works just fine.

I once had an offer for some temporary contracting on a project at a company close to here. I looked at Delphi and declined the job. Nothing wrong with Delphi, I was just not used to the tools and felt they would have better value for money with an experienced Delphi programmer.

Delphi and C++ (and LISP and Ruby and Java and Python) are good for different things. Sure, there is a lot of overlap but I would not write an FFT in LISP anymore than I would write a website backend in Assembler.

Comment: What setup? (Score 1) 223

by tigersha (#48863167) Attached to: The Current State of Linux Video Editing

Premiere Pro and FCP on MACOS/X

And the OSS freaks forgot about things like Motion, After Effects, Logic Pro (and a very large community of audio and synth plugins) that goes with media production. Video editing is just the tip of the iceberg.

If I want a Unix box I will just use one. What is this zeal to Linuxify everything? Mac is very good at Media editing. And it IS a Unix box, and yes, I do spend most of my life on a command line.

Comment: Re:The Dangers of the World (Score 1) 783

by tigersha (#48839961) Attached to: Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

Where the hell do you people live? I live in Germany (in a medium sized town). The local kids all walk around, ride around and they as 10-12 years old. No one cares. My kid is 5. She can't walk to kindergarten, but the kids that are 6 walk there. In a group of 2. Alone. Over a major road at that. A mile. Up a hill. In winter. No-one cares.

Comment: Re:The Dangers of the World (Score 1) 783

by tigersha (#48839939) Attached to: Parents Investigated For Neglect For Letting Kids Walk Home Alone

"the mother said she does not want the child and the father supports her".

My wife is a obstretician, we have had 2 children, I was at both births and one thing your hear from her, her colloeagues and the midwife is "Never listen to anything a woman says while she is in labor". I can attest to this :)

Comment: The language is not relevant (Score 1) 211

by tigersha (#48484207) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Objective C Vs. Swift For a New iOS Developer?

The API is. By faaaaaaaaaar the most work is going to be to learn all the NS_xxx classes and how you write and plug together an IOS app. The language on which this is built is small in comparison. The libraries and APIs and things that you manipulate is where the action is.

Same goes for Java. the Java APIs are waay more work than Java, the language. If you learn Groovy or Clujure, which both run on the Java platform, you still need to learn the APIs or you won't achieve much.

And so on for Ruby and any other language.

That said, I would shoot for Swift if I was a beginnner.

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