Number #3 on Praeclarum’s list hits home for me, but all his points are both valid and strong.
As a programming language nerd I had mixed feelings when Jon Galloway tweeted about Microsoft’s new programming language.
“Why are your feelings mixed?” I kept asking myself. I love new programming languages. I took an internship at Microsoft just so I could be closer to the people who made C#. I read language specs for fun. I write compilers for fun. I sell a programming language, interpreter, and IDE.
So why am I not thrilled? Finally, after as much soul searching as 4 hours of sleep allowed me, I identified a few reasons for this pit in my stomach: