Semantic patching with Coccinelle
Posted Jan 22, 2009 6:36 UTC (Thu) by dirtyepic
In reply to: Semantic patching with Coccinelle
Parent article: Semantic patching with Coccinelle
Statements on the form X is written in Y, so the potential developer base is somewhat limited where Y is a language not well-known by the speaker are misleading. Any competent and motivated programmer will quickly learn a language such as ML, Scheme or Haskell in order to contribute to a project.
The point is that the total number of people who know ML or will learn it in the near future is less than the total number of people who know or will know C/python/etc, just as a book written in Ukrainian has a smaller potential audience than one written in English. You don't have to know Ukrainian to make that observation, just how to count.
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