|There's more than one way to do things
Re: 2Re: I'm glad I know a little perl...by petesmiley (Friar)
|on Jun 02, 2004 at 20:13 UTC
"Only a bad carpenter curses his/her tools."
OK, I want you to make me a replica of a British Colonial bedroom set using a cheese grater and a pair of sheep sheers. And when you're done, tell me why it doesn't even remotely resemble a set of British Colonial furniture.
However, you are allowed to complain if you are being "forced" to use the wrong tool for the job.
I once talked to a physicist who was using one of those super computers that did bigillions of calculations a second. He complained that C++ wasn't fast enough and instead used inline C functions. Why? He was doing so many calculations that the difference in speed was measured in hours. Apparently, he was having memory problems as well. Don't ask me the particulars of what he was doing, I didn't understand it. At the time, I did realize he definitely knew more about programming than I did.
Apparently, there is a place for C ;)