Yes, intended. It means, that the language itself is only part of the whole.
The other part is infrastructure. To be productive *I* need a language
enabling me to be productive *and* tools like editors, debuggers, project
managers to enable me to exploit that possible productiveness.

To be concrete: To program Python I currently use Wing IDE, which offers to
me what *I* need to program: An editor with calltips, a visual debugger and
a project manager.

As soon as those or similar tools exist for Ruby, I'll try Ruby.

Best Regards
Franz


"Marko Schulz" <in6x059 / public.uni-hamburg.de> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:20011026121245.A2765 / scheibenwelt...
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 04:51:27PM +0900, F. GEIGER wrote:
> >
> > A language is pragmatic if the language itself is pragmatic and there
are
>     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Was this self-reference intended? If yes: What does it mean? If no:
> What was meant instead?
>
> --
> marko schulz
>
>