On Thu, 2002-11-21 at 13:00, Mark Wilson wrote:
> Even with my naivete, I can sense "trolling" -- in other words, an
> attempt (the second one, by my count) to start a flame war.
> 

Well, the first one ("this is not real") I ascribed maybe to lack of
understanding of English subtleties. The second convinces me you are
right. After all, anyone who reads Dilbert knows "most companies
> and managers are very well informed" is totally "not real!" :-)

Regards,

Kent Starr

> 
> On Thursday, November 21, 2002, at 12:22 PM, Dat Nguyen wrote:
> 
> 
> <excerpt>I have used Ruby and some others (Perl, Python, etc.) for
> some useful things. Those who know these languages, don't need to say
> why. But when it comes to the ultimate application like a language
> itself (Ruby, Perl, Python, etc.), nothing can beat the awesome C. To
> my knowledge, most advanced chess programs (Deep Blue, Fritz, Junior,
> Shredder, etc.) are written in either C or C++, never Prolog or Lisp.
> Mastering C/C++ is still required when it comes to performance. If a
> chess program in Ruby can beat all those chess programs in C/C++, no
> naive propaganda for Ruby needs to be made. So far I haven't spotted
> any Job that requires Ruby, but the trio C++/Java/C#; most companies
> and managers are very well informed.
> 
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