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Comment Re:What about Scheme? (Score 1) 205

Just because someone states normal engineering practice which involves momentum of tools used to implement a system, just like happened in Microsoft and pretty much all companies does make not one a cultist. Buying a system in language X and going on with it is not not bad, it is normal.

Besides, Objective C is not that bad. IT is certainly better than programming in C, and the clusterfck that is Qt or Gnome. Have you actually ever used interface builder? It is a brilliant piece of design. Apple took it from Next and developed it further because it is really good, not because they are a cult.

Comment Re:What about Scheme? (Score 1) 205

Maybe it was continued to be developed by Apple otherwise they would have had to rewrite their entire damn OS? Microsoft used C++ and developed it because otherwise they would have had to rewrite their entire damn OS?? Maybe? Seriously, languages have something called momentum, and once you started (or bought it, like Apple did) you are stuck.

Where do you people get you hate from?

Comment Re:Just what the world needed most urgently... (Score 1) 205

Prolog failed because the syntax is horrifying and the evaluation method is...weird. I wrote an entire compiler in Prolog once, it worked and worked well, but it was just a functional program with bad syntax. The compiler would have been better if written in Haskell (which, incidentally, the compiler was for, as I did not have a Haskell-like compiler at the time).

Comment Re:battery life a braindead argument (Score 1) 300

Actually, most digital cameras let you plug the CAMERA into the laptop with a USB cable, and the camera itself acts as the card reader. Which is also a problem on the Macbook because the laptop does not have a old USB socket anymore. That is way more stupid than the loss of SD-Card

Comment Re:battery life a braindead argument (Score 1) 300

My Camera still takes fine pictures. It is also 10 year old and has CF Cards, not SD Card and certainly not Wifi.Digital Cameras are more dependent on the lenses than the sensors, my old 10 year old EOS is just fine. Which is why I am not planning on throwing it away anytime soon.

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