Comment 20M Re: Tragic NIH Syndrome


Apple shifts from Objective C to Swift


Tragic NIH Syndrome (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-06-03 17:20 (#20K)

Why is every successful company so enamored of the smell of its farts that it has to invent its own programming language? Google did it, Apple's doing it; back in olden times there were flavors and branding but Fortran was more or less Fortran, COBOL (blargh) was COBOL, PL/1, etc., etc.

If code is code, and interoperability speeds progress for everyone, what's with pervasive Not Invented Here syndrome?

It ends up leaving us all relying on lowest common denominator CRAPOLA like JavaScript.

Re: Tragic NIH Syndrome (Score: 2, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-06-03 17:31 (#20M)

I'm not sure I understand why we need to keep inventing new things. What's wrong with existing tools?

For speed and control over everything, including bare metal, I'll use C. For everything else, I'll be lazy and use Python. Others may choose different tools, but I suspect the end result is the same, finding an adequate tool for the job, and using it. Not reinventing the wheel just because.


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