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Reitter: Answering the question: "How do I develop an app for GNOME?"

Reitter: Answering the question: "How do I develop an app for GNOME?"

Posted Feb 5, 2013 23:12 UTC (Tue) by robert_s (subscriber, #42402)
In reply to: Reitter: Answering the question: "How do I develop an app for GNOME?" by tjc
Parent article: Reitter: Answering the question: "How do I develop an app for GNOME?"

>I think a lot of people who pan JavaScript are really criticizing the HTML DOM (or the web browser application development environment (which is a lot better than it used to be)) without realizing it.

I think you're rather glibly dismissing javascript's critics, most of whom (I've met) tend to be rather experienced programmers.


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Reitter: Answering the question: "How do I develop an app for GNOME?"

Posted Feb 5, 2013 23:54 UTC (Tue) by FranTaylor (guest, #80190) [Link]

"experienced programmers"

Cobol programmers are experienced programmers. Nintendo DS programmers are experienced programmers. They can have vast experience and yet they can also be very poor judges of languages that they haven't been paid to write in.

Reitter: Answering the question: "How do I develop an app for GNOME?"

Posted Feb 6, 2013 11:07 UTC (Wed) by pboddie (guest, #50784) [Link]

Some of the criticism of JavaScript comes from experienced programmers who have a reasonable number of languages in their portfolio and who have the insight to make informed observations about language design. I don't think anyone was using "experienced" as a euphemism here.

Reitter: Answering the question: "How do I develop an app for GNOME?"

Posted Feb 6, 2013 1:04 UTC (Wed) by tjc (guest, #137) [Link]

I was thinking more of unexperienced programmers who copy and paste JavaScript snippets from the Internet and them deride JavaScript as a bad language when they can't get them to work correctly with their code.


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