[Israel.pm] Gabor's problem with newbies

Gabor Szabo szabgab at gmail.com
Sun Dec 28 08:06:33 PST 2008


On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 5:49 PM, Gaal Yahas <gaal at forum2.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 5:10 PM, Jason Elbaum <jason.elbaum at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Of course, Larry also argues that languages should not be designed for
>> the convenience of newbies. A language is learned once and used many
>> times; the initial investment in learning it is amortized over time.
>> So I don't think he has much sympathy for complaints that particular
>> features confuse beginners.
>
> Good call, IMHO.

But then again he did decide to make sigils invariant in Perl 6 as
the sigil change was considered a hard thing for beginners to learn.

Gabor



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