Language wars (was Re: [oclug] Zed)
David F. Skoll
dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Tue Mar 12 15:20:51 EST 2002
On Tue, 12 Mar 2002 rod at giffinscientific.com wrote:
> They are fighting words, but since I'm not a Java biggott, I was letting
> it drop.
> Essentially I'm an advocate of the "use the best tool for the job at hand"
> methodology of development.
Me too. I was not necessarily advocating Tcl for application servers,
although it probably could be used for that (and is, AFAIK, in AOL's
Tcl-based aolserver -- http://www.aolserver.com/)
However, I'd like to pause this flame war to start another:
> In the web services market, they're not even on the radar.
The "Web services market" is vapour. I read breathless reports in InfoWorld
about how Web services are the next big thing. I don't buy it; Web-based
interfaces are disgustingly primitive compared to real GUI's, and the
response time is frustratingly slow. I just do not see Web services
In a year's time, I may be eating crow, but for now, that's what I think.
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