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  1. #1
    Kamran Guest

    Code Maintenance with Net


    I think .net is going to create a real problem maintaining applications.
    Although it is nice that you can write your program in a multitude of languages
    this creates a problem. It means that different developers on the same project
    can use their own favorite languages(And don't even think they won't). This
    might appear to be an advantage, but in the long run, you have to maintain
    this stuff. Applications are hard enough to maintain without a middle tier
    built with Perl, VB and C#. What a nightmare...

  2. #2
    David Bayley Guest

    Re: Code Maintenance with Net

    Kamran,

    > It means that different developers on the same project
    > can use their own favorite languages(And don't even think they won't).


    They won't because the managers won't allow them to. In larger
    organizations, then the existing factions will continue to exist, but at
    least interop is much better.

    > This
    > might appear to be an advantage, but in the long run, you have to maintain
    > this stuff. Applications are hard enough to maintain without a middle

    tier
    > built with Perl, VB and C#. What a nightmare...


    Syntax isn't all that important, it's the frameworks that make maintaining
    apps written in different languages difficult today. Having a common
    framework, rather than the seperate continents that exists today, will far
    outweigh the problems of language syntax IMO. Heck, the IDEs of the future
    will probably do language translation transparently.

    In the long run diversity is good, and will potentially lead to better
    languages (visual, or whatever). Having a common environment to compete in,
    is essential for that evolution. Likewise, on the macro scale, other
    competing environments are a good thing, even if they only have the one
    "pure" language <g>.

    --
    David.




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