That's exactly what I mean. (None of this is directed at you -- this is a larger issue that drives me nuts.)
Like WhyTF would you create a *new* language? There are lots already.
Why not just tool up an existing language to work in the browser.
Like JFC, Erlang is pretty damn good. Why not start with something like that?
Who cares? Why not do something INTELLIGENT for a f*****g change? The .NET concept is EXACTLY right. I shouldn't have to worry about the language I "speak" to be understood.
Google is only f*****g things up more. This really has no productive value.
The days of "1 language" should be behind us. Microsoft is 1000% correct with the framework concept where languages become irrelevant. VB, C#, F#, C++, Python, Ruby, JS, whatever...
This just pisses me off because it's only one more show of idiocy when the problem has already been solved. MS solved it. Why fart around?
It doesn't need to be ".NET" at all. Who cares about ".NET"?
What we want is a framework that we can use to DO STUFF. But the language should be irrelevant.
Any attempt to create a new language is pure idiocy. We do not need more languages. We have enough of them.
Let me bore everyone with a small list of computer languages:
Do we really need another?
Why not create a framework for some of those languages to work in browsers.
What was that xkcd cartoon again?
To be 1,000% clear...
MICROSOFT IS 1,000% CORRECT IN THEIR .NET CONCEPT BECAUSE WE DO NOT NEED MORE PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES. WE ONLY NEED FUNCTIONALITY THAT WE CAN ACCESS FROM A LANGUAGE. WE WANT FUNCTIONALITY. WE DO NOT NEED NEW LANGUAGES.
I'm going to have a drink now.
Happy Halloween and whatever.