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Old 12-02-2011, 07:33 PM
 
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I'm with Tek. Probably for different reasons, as usual, but what the heck.

Language wars have been going on for ages. One of the best I've run across was a faux release of a new Microsoft product that was a two-bit language, with the schpeil going on about just how efficient it was, how it used minimal bandwidth, could be coded faster, and so on and so-forth. The sad thing was, a LOT of what was being said was absolutely true.

I have a friend who spent an inordinate amount of time learning machine language to operate the 8086 processors. He really was good at it. 'Nuff said.

Languages are tools. A few people need to know how to properly operate a dual chromatograph Mark-2 flame column analyzer. The rest of us can do just fine looking at tire tracks.
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