Seriously, how about less fucking meta?

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.
Permalink JingX JingX 
April 8th, 2007 1:20am
What are you using RB# for?
Permalink Mr T 
April 8th, 2007 1:54am
we are maintaining a billing app for telecom group.
Permalink JingX JingX 
April 8th, 2007 2:33am
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.
Permalink Send private email xampl 
April 8th, 2007 7:12am
"RB Sharp" doesn't help either.
Permalink Send private email Сергей РахманиноB 
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.
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
April 8th, 2007 10:29pm
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.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 9th, 2007 9:02am
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.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 9th, 2007 9:10am
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).
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 9th, 2007 9:13am
Did the dude named Java invent coffee too?
Permalink JoC 
April 9th, 2007 11:04am
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.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 9th, 2007 11:40am
Heh!  Wonder if we could name a language "Dijkstra"?

One thing -- we'd have to make sure it had NO "goto".
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
April 9th, 2007 11:40am

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