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Elian (119)

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Perl 6/Parrot internals ex-design team lead.

Journal of Elian (119)

Wednesday August 15, 2001
03:07 PM

And this is progress?

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I've been reading the O'reilly .NET Framework book that Nat thrust on me at TPC 5.0. (If you ever doubted that Nat could be evil enough to be a PM, you can put those fears to rest. He is) This is one depressing book. I'm really not sure which is worse, the blind boosterism that pervades the thing, or the state of programming on Windows, both before and after .NET. I swear, the whole feel of the book so far is:

Remember how you used to have to hit yourself in the head five times with a brick if you wanted to do component programming? Well, with .NET, you only have to hit yourself twice! And only on the foot now! Isn't that keen?

I'm almost afraid to crack the C# book. That'll probably tell me how wonderful it is to not have to gargle Drain-O any more...