22 Mar 2004 chalst   » (Master)

graydon wrote:
I think the idea of a "software component" is a wrong and damaging distraction from a fundamental fact: program text is the ultimate component technology.
I almost completely agree, but actually I think there's nothing wrong with a properly thought through VM model of exchangeable code. No doubt, though, improper application of the component mindset has very widespread and farreaching consequences, almost all malignant.

BTW, I completely agree with what you said about language wars, though if we were forced (at gunpoint, naturally) to choose between C# and Java, I think Java has to be the choice. Mono, I think, is a very, very, dangerous thing for GNOME.

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