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Great Quote Slava

Posted on February 7, 2008, in Programming

Referring to this, er typical piece of er, collection of “thoughts” (I’m being nice so as not to distract from the great quote) with emphasis on a quote from this piece.

Referring to Java closures (sigh can we just use Scala yet? please?):

Extra verbosity makes sure that the code guides me along its intended path

Slava Pestov responds in his typically brilliant fashion:

He’s absolutely right. Closures have no place in a low-level procedural language whose target audience consists of programmers unwilling to learn to be productive.

So true Slava, so true.