[OT] Worst Language Ever!

Corey Edwards tensai at zmonkey.org
Wed Feb 14 16:35:05 MST 2007

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.


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