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March 01, 2013, 00:21

Well, I am considered a quite good hacker. But I frankly consider having to learn a bunch of different languages to do my work with little or no commonality a waste of brainpower. There is a sweet spot between a tool/process in a pipeline on series of commands and another language. I don't think our profession will advance until there is one core language and everything else expressible in that. But maybe I got warped playing with a Symbolics machine in my formative years. :)

That you even have to dig out a cheat sheet for X may be a sign that X just isn't good enough and perhaps shouldn't live as a separate thing.

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