Martin Koob wrote: ... > Just an OT comment with a tangential link to LiveCode. ... > "People who are conversant in terse languages, like C, do not like > COBOL because it's very wordy. You say things out in plain English > sentences and before you even get down to doing anything you have > to describe all of your data in a very elaborate structure," says > retired COBOL programmer, Jay Moseley.
I have no opinion on COBOL, but when we see complains of "verbosity" with LiveCode it makes me laugh:
The view stems from a focus on individual statements, somehow never noticing that there are dramatically fewer statements overall.
Moral: Measure chars-per-task, not chars-per-statement. -- Richard Gaskin Fourth World Systems Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web ____________________________________________________________________ ambassa...@fourthworld.com http://www.FourthWorld.com _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode