Seven Languages in Seven Weeks ++
Great geek fun.
On Jul 30, 2013, at 9:13 AM, Jason Stirnaman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I recommend going through http://pragprog.com/book/btlang/seven-languages-in-seven-weeks
> No, of course it's not exhaustive, but it offers an appreciation of some modern languages, their differences, and the roots they derived from.
> Every coder [their] language. Every language its coder :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Marc Chantreux
> Sent: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 10:14 AM
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> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Python and Ruby
> On Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 02:21:55PM +0000, Rich Wenger wrote:
>> The proliferation of boutique "languages" is a cancer on our community.
> sure ... but i don't want to be stuck on PHP or python when i have the power of perl inside my hands, other would argue perl is too hard for librarians and go python, someone else will tell us all that yeah, his go server is 30 times faster than our dynamic langages based ones. Guess what? They are all right and it's a matter of what you need and how those languages will taste to you.
> There is no silver bullet, so don't expect a cancer cure for the moment.
> Sorry about that :)
> Marc Chantreux
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