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Re: A plea for a new old language

Matt Hellige <matt@immute.net> writes:

> Maybe this is an argument in favor of a more traditional employment
> relationship where programmers can't simply walk away from a project
> when faced with something they don't yet undrestand... 

Usually, it's that programmers are prohibited from using anything
even marginally advanced, for fear that the drones that the boss
would like to replace them with won't be able to maintain it.

Many companies don't really expect or want their programmers to
"grow as programmers" because then they'd have to pay more.  Better
to keep the code base at a level that you can constantly shuttle
through commodity coders and keep things in a mostly working state.
Yes, it's probably more expensive in reality, but that's the way many
manager's I've met think.

Alan Shutko <ats@acm.org> - I am the rocks.
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You can have peace or you can have freedom- seldom both !