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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

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.

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