[REBOL] Re: syntax across languages
From: bry:itnisk at: 6-Nov-2003 16:07
>Does the attempt to provide a Berlitz-phrase-book mapping across really
>different languages do more harm than good, or is it a reasonable foot
>in the door for beginners?
I think it's a reasonable gauge for beginners to estimate the usefulness
of the language for different tasks. If I am familiar with language x
and I see examples in it that I feel are well done, focusing on a
specific task, and then I see examples in language y which I am not
familiar with, but it does the task in less code, and the code is
understandable to me despite my unfamiliarity then I am likely to
conclude that language y is a good tool for that particular type of
task. If that task is one I am likely to be involved with frequently,
then I am likely to want to investigate language y. If the languages
are too similar I would probably say "ehh, that I already got."