[OT] Worst Language Ever!

Jacob Albretsen jakea at xmission.com
Thu Feb 15 12:34:28 MST 2007


Another vote for VB.  VB.NET is what I worked with specifically for a bit and 
it gave me nightmares for weeks.  ;)  Not sure how that that is related to VB 
6 or whatever because I ran away from the project as fast as I could.


On Wednesday 14 February 2007 16:46, Brian Hawkins wrote:
> I have to second the motion for VB.  I had to do some stuff in VB 6 and
> I swear in order to program in it you had to dumb yourself down.  I
> would do things that logically made sense in other languages but would
> not work in VB.  It's like the language encourages bad program design
> and style.
>
> Brian
>
> Corey Edwards wrote:
> > On Wed, 2007-02-14 at 16:29 -0700, Steve wrote:
> >> Specifically is there any language you have ever had to learn that you
> >> felt dumber for having learned/used it.  Either because you expected
> >> it to handle something outside of it's problem domain and it didn't
> >> (or didn't handle it so well).
> >
> > Visual Basic makes me depressed. Seriously. I don't know what it is
> > about it, but the few times I've tried to learn or use Visual Basic I
> > have felt ill. I fear what I might do if I had to use it for any length
> > of time.
> >
> > Worst language I spent any significant amount of time with was an
> > inhouse language called JITE. I probably burned my docs on it. It was a
> > web mark-up language interpreted by Java servlets. Not sure if it was
> > started before JSP was introduced or somebody just didn't know.
> > Everything was abstracted 10 steps and nothing was straightforward. In
> > the end we rewrote every JITE app in JSP and life improved.
> >
> > Corey
> >
> >
> >
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