Fwd: [erlang-questions] IDE Bashing (Was Re: [erlang-questions] "Erlang as a First Language" -- crazy? or just stupid?)

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Mon Dec 28 19:14:37 CET 2009


On Mon, Dec 28, 2009 at 15:37, Illo de' Illis <> wrote:
> A job can actually be done when people are skilled, no matter the tools.

There are theories claiming that Renaissance painters used
photographic methods (for example,
http://beta.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/news/art-culture/renaissance-painter-may-have-used-photography-nf),
does that make their work less beautiful? I think not. Would David's
statue have been less of a masterpiece if Michelangelo had used an
ultrasound chisel? Or more of one if he had only used a steel needle?
I think not.

What would have been different are other things: the author's bragging
rights (of course, it's more of a feat to paint Mona Lisa with one's
fingers instead of brushes), the effort (time, money) required to
complete a piece of work. (This from the standpoint that the end
results in all the alternative cases are identical).

So the first question is "what do I want to achieve?" and then "how do
I do it best?". The answer depends on many variables, so all answers
may be right or wrong depending on the circumstances.

best regards,
Vlad


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