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Saturday March 29, 2008
01:59 AM

Prototype-based Solipsism

[ #36003 ]

Because JavaScript is the language of the web browser, and because the web browser has become the dominant application delivery system, and because JavaScript isn't too bad, JavaScript has become the World's Most Popular Programming Language.

Douglas Crockford, The World's Most Misunderstood Programming Language Has Become the World's Most Popular Programming Language

Hey, who's that guy up there with the web application programmer?

Who, him? That's just the Pope.

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  • Thanks. I thought it was an insightful article.

    Does it bother you [] that Douglas Crockford and Brendan Eich are popular whereas you are not? Your recent blogs suggest to me that it might.

    • I regret already adding the 2nd paragraph, but it's too late to edit... I should examine more what it is that I envy, since it is probably you in this case.
      • I WAS wondering if chromatic was directing our attention to Eich and Crockford washing dirty linen! Anyway, that's what I took away from their exchange at the ECMAScript 4 list []
    • Does it bother you that Douglas Crockford and Brendan Eich are popular whereas you are not?

      Not really. If I'd ever wanted to be famous, I'd choose a more likely-sounding pen name. I'd like to be respected for my accomplishments, but I really can't control how other people see me, and I hate self-aggrandizement, so I try to avoid that (not easy, if you get paid to write and speak and think about things.)

      I also like Brendan Eich; he's terribly smart and endearingly personable. I don't think I've met