At 1:02 PM -0700 7/1/04, Blue Boar wrote: >ljknews wrote: >> I think it will be properly considered when the most strict portion >> of the software world is using language X. I have used many >> programs where the flaws in the program make it clear that I care not >> one whit about whether the authors of that program have opinion about >> anything I might use. They are simply not competent, either as >> individuals or else as an organization. > > By "most strict portion", do you mean people that care most about correct > code, proofs, and such?
And organizations that hire the people you describe below to test the software they build. > I don't deny that the bulk of the heavy lifting will be done by people > well-qualified to do so. However, I'm of the school of thought that > certain types of people who like to break things, and whose chief skill > is breaking things, will always have a decent shot at finding a problem. > There are people who couldn't build it, but they can sure break it. > You don't typically get their attention until something is really, > really popular. Lots of people bring their attention to issues they are paid to test. -- Larry Kilgallen