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Re: Top 10 IDL Requests
In article <MPG.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
email@example.com (David Fanning) wrote:
> Joseph B. Gurman (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:
> > 3. with NO object interfaces, since it's scientists who are doing a lot
> > of the programming, and I can't see why we're paying for features we
> > never use (however gnarly).
> Uh, Joe. Don't look now, but that kid walking behind
> you has his eye on *your* job. :-)
No, that kid can get a _real_ job as a programmer for a dot.com, and
doesn't have to work the same hours for beans as a civil servant
scientist. Since programmers are now worth more to society than
scientists (as measured purely by salaries), it's clearly a waste of a
high-demand resource to have real programmers write code for scientific
And I'm very serious about the point above. I may be stuck knowing a
bunch of old farts (not, actually), but maybe one person in twenty here
actually uses the object capabilities when given a choice.
| Joseph B. Gurman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Solar Physics
| Branch, Greenbelt MD 20771 USA / Federal employees are still
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