Posted Aug 15, 2008 3:14 UTC (Fri) by dmag
In reply to: Offtopic: Python
Parent article: Chandler finally reaches a 1.0 release
"If it was in C++, bah, you get compilation error immediately. But in Python the program would happily work ever after, until some day the thing would finally go there and explode."
I must assume that you ship your programs as soon as they compile. Because if you run your program (even just once) to see if your new code really works, then you can't complain because that's what the scripters have to do too.
"The whole idea of the scripted paradigm, as I understood it, was to have more code in less time. I don't like how it turns out in reality, though, because what we have as a result seems to me to be more like "more code done by less competent people"."
Non-sequitur. Sorry, you failed to make a logical argument.
"But I'd rather have a program done by a pro, a program which
is fast and bug-free and consumes less resources at the same time"
Me too, but what does that have to do with programming language? Speed (and resources) are usually proportional to the algorithm you use. Bug-free is proportional to the amount of testing you do and/or the smarts of the designer.
Back on topic:
I actually downloaded Chandler and tried it. The application is not snappy, and makes me think I'm using a web application because screen updates take time. Also, their UI needs to be re-thought: It assumes you always want to copy items instead of move them to new categories. If you create an item and immediately delete it, you'll later find another copy in the "desktop" view.
I could see how some people would live with it and it's warts. But I'll skip it for now.
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