True Confessions of a Language Developer

True Confessions of a Language Developer

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There's a funny thing about tools that I first noticed many years ago: people using tools often know much more about actually using the tools than the people who built the tools!  Automotive engineers are not usually race car drivers, scalpel manufacturers are usually not surgeons, and so on.

That's certainly the case with the script technologies.  I confess!  What I know about the practicalities of scripting the IE object model, or administering a network with WMI, or building a multi-tier ASP site, you could fit into a matchbox.  I know enough to get by in a pinch, but that's nothing compared to the real experts.

Got a theoretical question about language design?  I'm you're guy. But if you've got a practical question about scripting, lemme tell ya, no one understands practical scripting better than The Scripting GuysYou know that massive book with the faucet puller on the cover, aka “The Windows 2000 Scripting Guide“?  That's them, and they have a new blog. 

http://blogs.msdn.com/gstemp/

 

  • All language designers are arrogant. Goes with the territory... :-) -- Larry Wall
  • > I confess! What I know about the practicalities of scripting the IE object model, or administering a network with WMI, or building a multi-tier ASP site, you could fit into a matchbox.

    Whew, there's hope for me then.
  • And we know where arrogance leads us.

    Thats why we have so many software issues, its because of that mindset.

    People like that are too high risk for the company and should work elsewhere.
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