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- Subject: Re: Influence of Lua on Go?
- From: steve donovan <steve.j.donovan@...>
- Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2011 13:31:33 +0200
On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 1:18 PM, Philippe Lhoste <PhiLho@gmx.net> wrote:
> Perhaps you should put a link to the Atom feed in the side bar, I found
> unintuitive to go up to the home to find it...
Thanks, I'll customize the page layout a bit.
> Why unconscious? Language designers don't hesitate to steal good ideas from
> other languages. Fortunately, as searching absolutely originality can lead
> to unusable, unlearnable & unreadable, academic languages... :-)
Yeah, maybe 'unacknowledged' is a better word, not that I think that's
a bad thing - this is not academia. And it is vitally important to
steal ideas. I was always puzzled by the Picasso quote "Good artists
copy, great artists steal" - He's being provocative of course, but I
think what he means is that it's easy enough to copy something without
fully understanding why; but to understand and use the original
insight, that's creative.
And indeed - academic languages are not that useful, but they can
provoke the mind into thinking of new idioms