nick at leippe.com
Tue Feb 13 11:45:21 MST 2007
On Tuesday 13 February 2007 11:37, Bryan Sant wrote:
> On 2/13/07, Levi Pearson <levi at cold.org> wrote:
> > Advanced IDEs these days are only an incremental improvement over IDE
> > technology that existed for years in the advanced Smalltalk and Lisp
> > environments of 15-20 years ago. Granted, those environments were
> Woooooo. The IDE features that exist today in Eclipse and IntelliJ
> are far more advanced than the IDE's of yesteryear. If you're
> thinking, "Hey, I've used Microsoft Visual Studio. I know what IDE's
> have to offer." You are dead wrong. Likewise if you've used Borland
> Turbo C++ or the like. There is no comparison between prior IDEs and
> the modern Java IDEs.
> I suppose you could say that IDE improvements have been only
> incremental, and I'd say that language features in modern languages
> have been only incremental.
I think Levi is referring to the power of REPL and all correlated goodness.
REPL in your OS? Wish we could get back to that.
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