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  • On your entire lecture you are talking about at one hand that there are do and dont's in programming, you constantly mentioning that it does not apply for everything, but only for capable things that allow it, but you constantly create a very big reference "do not do it". Every language require you to program in it's own state of mind. While your lecture is very important and you raise a lot of subjects that are very important to know, you can not generalize things. My profession is to bring solutions and
    • I don't want to continue this argument, but I still want to make a certain point clear so I'm responding more towards other people reading this than you (since I already spoke to you personally about it).

      A problem that you have is that you can be petty when it comes to exclusions. If something has to be excluded, it's hard for you to see that. You need that element completely out of the picture. For example, Shlomi Fish and I both published the lecture to be about mostly dynamic languages (and mentioned specifically Perl, Ruby, PHP and Python), and during the lecture I noted that some languages don't belong in it. I also noted again that I'm talking mainly about dynamic languages. Beyond that, at least two slides say that sometimes you can't do something because of the language you're working in and specifically told one nice person there (whose name I don't remember, sorry) that I can understand if in C he would do differently.

      However, your constant claim is that "some languages don't allow you to do that". No shit. That's why I kept saying, in every possible way, that those language are excluded. I actually went over my way to express which languages are included. But this is your problem: you cannot understand that.

      Quit trying to make me the "personally-offended friend". I'm not personally offended. Quit telling me not to take it personally, I didn't. It annoys me more and more that you try to defend my feelings when my feelings aren't even hurt. I appreciate it, but please stop it. I am, however, professionally offended. I wasted a good amount of effort into doing something that passed right by you. I spent then a good amount of effort to show you how it passed by you and why red flags (and adapting certain programming habits like not writing everything in a single line) are generally a good idea. Instead, it passed right by you again. I'm offended personally that as a brilliant programmer, you're still very petty at times, much like the ego-centric forum writers that you hate.