There was no warning of the takedown.
If they've been clean, the data will already have been purged, and as it's a private forum the various archives may not have the details.
450 posts • joined 21 May 2014
Just need to get these out:
Doctor, Doctor! Is it meant to do this?
No, you're holding it wrong.
Doctor, Doctor! This swelling has gotten really big and angry-looking. What should I do?
You'd better get a licence before the next Big Red audit.
Completely in agreement, but as said elsewhere: Many people have difficulty transferring skills.
Modern tools don't assist this by streamlining the workflow.
For example I've taught amateur sound techs in a few hours using general techniques on analogue equipment that would be recognisable 40 years ago.
On a modern digital setup, all the power and flexibility is at your fingertips so we have to front-load all the necessary theory (hours in a classroom) or teach the tools.
Python interpreters have kept compatibility while gradually growing their use base. One is present by default in most *nix installations.
So I wouldn't be surprised.
The community preference for duck-typing and a forgiveness-based permissions model has also allowed it to avoid many of Java long-term issues.
I often knock out quick algorithm prototypes then translate it to context, but that means that at least one Python interpreter has been installed on every machine I've used.
The same cannot be said of Java anymore.
And Java tools can be a pain due to JRE constraints.
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