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Al Christians <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 26 Nov 1998 11:54:38 -0800
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Stanley Allen wrote:
> All of these appeals to the superego leave to the marketers of
> other languages (C++ and Java especially) the vastly more
> appealing solicitations that can be made to the id.  Bjarne
> Stroustrup *directly* invokes this half of human nature when he
> says that "The purpose of the C++ language is to make programming
> more enjoyable for the serious programmer".  Can you beat that?
> This is what programmers program for anyway -- enjoyment.  I can't
> help but think the spirit of this statement has quite a bit to do
> with the widespread use of C++.  In my view, "fun" figures
> prominently in the promotion of the Java language as well.

Stanley's right.  How about "Ada -- The Path of Least Resistance"?