Mon May 23 15:36:07 CEST 2011
Forth is not C
C isn't all that bad. It's main virtue is that it is quite readable
and has a stable status-quo. That stifles innovation in programming
method, but from a business perspective it brings predictability.
Forth (and the idea behind Forth) is definitely more powerful than C.
It's a bit like the story of Lisp: with great power comes with great
responsability. In practice it seems that toning down programmers by
_limiting_ the expressiveness isn't always a bad idea.
( I'm still really a hacker - problem solver and not a manager.
However, recently I've had the pleasure of working with a very good
project manager, and I'm starting to see some things that were not
part of my world before. All of them have to do with making money
through preventing loss. )