Contracting work, does anyone pay?

Roberto Mello rmello at fslc.usu.edu
Mon Apr 23 00:42:27 MDT 2007


It's a very convenient analogy, but IMNSHO, one that falls short in the
case of programming. It's too simplistic.

If programming languages were easily interchangeable and equivalent (like
carpenter tools), we would all still be happily using Cobol or Fortran or 
PL/I.

-Roberto

On Mon, Apr 23, 2007 at 12:30:53AM -0600, Steve wrote:
> Hmm I never considered it that way, I've always looked at it as a way
> of saying you never stop learning (tools in good working order, to me
> means your mind and your skillset), and if you need C use C, need Perl
> use Perl etc.
> 
> On 4/23/07, Roberto Mello <rmello at fslc.usu.edu> wrote:
> >On Sun, Apr 22, 2007 at 11:48:04PM -0600, Steve wrote:
> >>
> >> My philosophy has always been that programming is like carpentry,
> >> languages and frameworks are tools, a good carpenter always keeps his
> >> tools in good working order, and chooses the right tools for the right
> >> job.
> >
> >That analogy has been used ad nauseum. The analogy would be accurate if
> >the tools the carpenter used defined to a large degree how the carpenter
> >thinks.
> >
> >-Roberto
> >
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