"Ben Finney" <bignose-hates-spam at and-benfinney-does-too.id.au> wrote in
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> On Wed, 10 Mar 2004 16:50:58 -0500, John Roth wrote:> > Someday people will get over their attachment with being able to write> > programs with any old text editor that happens to be lying around, and> > being able to print their programs without needing a special> > formatting program, but that day isn't today, and I doubt if it's> > tomorrow.>> I doubt it's ever, because such a day would have to be preceded by the> day when programs no longer need to be inspected, maintained or> transferred between systems not specifically set up as developer> workstations.
How much real development (I don't mean archiving) do we do
today on systems without appropriate tools? Very little. The issue
isn't trying to develop on systems without appropriate tools, it's
developers that won't use tools that help them work.