[Israel.pm] Gabor's problem with newbies

Gaal Yahas gaal at forum2.org
Sun Dec 28 08:46:43 PST 2008


On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 6:06 PM, Gabor Szabo <szabgab at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

He did decide to do that, but I don't know that that was the (only)
reason for his decision.

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