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Subject: Re: [geda-user] on the choice of languages
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On Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 2:06 PM, Kai-Martin Knaak
<knaak AT iqo DOT uni-hannover DOT de> wrote:
> With the lively discussion about the choice of languages I thought I'd do
> some statistics fun.
>...
>
> "C"     : 11800
> "python": 890
> "lua"   : 150
> "guile" : 3  however, "scheme": 68

The optimistic view is C is good because it has lots of books, however
it is also the oldest of the lot so had more time to have books
written.

The pessimist view is C is so bad and error prone it needs a lot of
books.  MISRA-C was created for a reason...

Is arguing over the language the wrong question?

It is like job ads I see "We need C developer".

Call them up: "What do you actual need accomplished?  We need a expert
in Graphic design, orbital mechanics and quantum physics."

There is no one 'best' language.  Use the most suitable for the
problem domain, of which there are many in EDA.


http://dilbert.com/strip/2006-01-29

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