RB# learning curve is steep
It's 6 month since I have started learning RB# and I am still adjusting, but the quality of my code is 20% better.
Does 20% better mean 20% less code to accomplish the same task?
Also, does anyone have a link to rb#? Google isn't helping (filters out the octothorpe character), and sourceforge doesn't have a link, either.
April 8th, 2007 7:12am
"RB Sharp" doesn't help either.
April 8th, 2007 9:30am
I'm going to make a programming language called 'the'. No one will ever be able to google for it.
I THINK he's using "RB#" ("R" "B" "Pound"? "R" "B" "Sharp"? WTFBBQ?) to refer to REALbasic. (As in, REALbasic tried to position themselves as a replacement for Visual Basic 6 when Microsoft abandoned it. VB.NET isn't fooling anybody.)
And yes, like picking Java up with the Eclipse IDE at the same time, the learning curve is a little steep. If that's what he's referring to.
Oh, and your programming language should be called tHe, or thE. Maybe ThE -- yeah, that's the ticket.
If you called it tHe, people would call it "tee-hee' in no time. No good.
Now, ThE -- that's ambiguous if used at the beginning of a sentence, except it's got that ending capital 'E'.
Tech has Excellence? no.
Try harder Edgar? no.
Trust has Edges? no.
Th_rough Evolution! Maybe.
Th_row Exceptions! -- a programming language where EVERYTHINg is an exception! We're getting there.
Th_ermo Electric? -- Nah, wrong domain.
Tech helping Education? -- Hmm. Right up there with BASIC.
I don't know -- I'm intrigued.
Seems to me there's two tendencies in program languages. The 'Acronym' approach (Fortran, BASIC, C, COBOL) and the 'famous name' approach (Pascal, Ada, Java).
That's "famous name", not "famous people". Though the set of "famous people names" IS included in the set of "famous names".
It's just that "Java" was widely used for coffee before Sun used it, and "Java" is in no way an acronym for anything.