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Want to start a startup? Get funded by Y Combinator. We managed to drag a lot of them about halfway to Lisp. Everyone knows who the pointy-haired boss is, right? I think most people in the technology world not only recognize this cartoon character, but know the actual person in their company that he is modelled upon.
The pointy-haired boss miraculously combines two qualities that are common by themselves, but rarely seen together: Suppose, for example, you need to write a piece of software.
He thinks you should write it in Java. Why does he think this?
Java is a standard. I know it must be, because I read about it in the press all the time. And that also means there will always be lots of Java programmers, so if the programmers working for me now quit, as programmers working for me mysteriously always do, I can easily replace them.
The pointy-haired boss believes that all programming languages are pretty much equivalent.
If that were true, he would be right on target. If languages are all equivalent, sure, use whatever language everyone else is using. But all languages are not equivalent, and I think I can prove this to you without even getting into the differences between them.
If you asked the pointy-haired boss in what language software should be written in, he would have answered with as little hesitation as he does today. In fact, why should the developers of Java have even bothered to create a new language? So there you have it: James Gosling, or the pointy-haired boss?
Not surprisingly, Gosling is right. Some languages are better, for certain problems, than others. And you know, that raises some interesting questions. Are there situations where other languages are better than either of them?
Once you start considering this question, you have opened a real can of worms. If the pointy-haired boss had to think about the problem in its full complexity, it would make his brain explode.
As long as he considers all languages equivalent, all he has to do is choose the one that seems to have the most momentum, and since that is more a question of fashion than technology, even he can probably get the right answer.
But if languages vary, he suddenly has to solve two simultaneous equations, trying to find an optimal balance between two things he knows nothing about: But the advantage is that it makes your life a lot simpler.
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