I long for the times... (Score: 3, Insightful)

by fadrian@pipedot.org on 2014-06-23 16:06 (#28A)

... when actual language professionals designed the computer languages we used.
... when the use of dynamic binding for any computer language was discouraged.
... when languages were available with restartable exceptions.
... when one only needed to know four languages to write a program (the command line language, the editor's command language, the language that one was programming in and (optionally) a bit of assembler for performance-critical code.
... when UI considerations did not outweigh the algorithmic.
... when an application without a "social" aspect could be released.

As a lover of computation, information, and their manipulation, I could go on, but I'll just fade away by saying "Get the fuck off my lawn!".
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