Jeff Bone:
If you provide some binding / embedding to Tk and you think that's
sufficient to satisfy your GUI needs, then IT'S A NON-STARTER! If you
DO NOT provide a CANONICAL cross-platform GUI toolkit, IT'S A NON-

If it's more than 5 readable lines to produce a "hello, world" web
server --- NON STARTER!

If sending an e-mail isn't a one-liner --- NON STARTER!

Getting a web page or making a simple http post > 1 line --- NON

Figuring out the number of days between two dates > 1 line --- NON
Alan Perlis:
When someone says "I want a programming language in which I need only say what I wish done," give him a lollipop.

1 comment:

antifuchs said...

Huh. I think I read that "NON-STARTER" rant before, maybe somewhere on cll.

Also, If a programming language rant is longer than a screen => NON-STARTER[1]

[1] unless you're Erik Naggum.