Very poor documentation.
Very outdated documentation.
Terrible debugging capabilities.
I don't understand why this isn't a stand-alone language. If you clean out all the DOM gunk and give it access to some system calls, it could easily be a major competitor to python.
Plus lots and lots of other annoyances.
Don't get me wrong Javscript has some nice features, but I just don't think it's up to snuff for general purpose programming when compared to the other leading dynamic languages of today, e.g. Python, which is already great on all the points that you mentioned and has much cleaner language semantics on the whole I think.
bytbox wrote: Xeio wrote:
MHD wrote:I have always thought of SQL pronounced as "Squirrel"... Not sure why.
I still pronounce it S Q L, where the hell did the e's and u come from anyway?
Agreed. The next person to call is "sequel" is getting whalloped with knuth.
So sayeth Wikipedia:
Wikipedia wrote:SQL was developed at IBM by Donald D. Chamberlin and Raymond F. Boyce in the early 1970s. This version, initially called SEQUEL (Structured English Query Language), was designed to manipulate and retrieve data stored in IBM's original quasi-relational database management system, System R, which a group at IBM San Jose Research Laboratory had developed during the 1970s. The acronym SEQUEL was later changed to SQL because "SEQUEL" was a trademark of the UK-based Hawker Siddeley aircraft company.
So the "sequel" pronunciation actually predates the S-Q-L pronunciation. I say "sequel" because it's 2 syllables as opposed to 3 and rolls off the tongue more easily in a technical discussion.