GNU sed 4.2.2 released; maintainer resigns
Posted Dec 28, 2012 12:34 UTC (Fri) by khim
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how about the widespread use of Windows?
Thanks for the reminder.
In Enterprise Programming, the prior fad was C++.
Absolutely not. The prior fad was called Visual Basic (by some estimates half of the “programmers” in circa 2000 were Visual Basic programmers. And before that it was xBase (dBase, Clipper, etc).
The fact that enterprise programming graduated to some [relatively] modern and sane language is kind of astonishing, but it just shows that “enterprise programmers” are improving.
“Enterprise programming” is not about good code. It's as in the following dialogue:
Chode: Ok, they might have been slightly used.
Gus: And let me guess… cheap, cheap, cheap?!
Chode: No, they were even cheaper than that.
Chode talks about saving big on the “dutritium rods” and “enterprise programming” is about saving big on the software engineers but the principle stays: it's about something barely functioning but “even cheaper then “cheap, cheap, cheap””.
Enterprise programming do advance over time: remember that it started with “ADD b TO c GIVING a” because “a = b + c” was considered too cumbersome for these “cheap, cheap, cheap” programmers. If you'll view evolution of “enterprise programming” from this POV then Java is indeed the pinnacle of said evolution: you can finally easily construct anything you want in the “enterprise language” (you don't need these expensive C++ programmers to create “components” now! yay!) and language even tries to detect and report most problems—what's not to like?
As usual, the fact that some language is widely used by “enterprise programmers” probably means that is's too inefficient to use for the projects where people actually know what they are doing, but, gasp, it's finally language which you can actually use to create [somewhat] efficient programs! Finally, after all these years!
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