Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: Scripting as Anarchy

Author:Ben Griffiths
Posted:8/30/1999; 4:23:32 PM
Topic:Programming ideas and time to mature
Msg #:10273 (In response to 10216)
Prev/Next:10272 / 10274

There seems to me to be a commercial disincentive to the widespread adoption of scripting. The software publishing industry rests on its ability to provide applications that do "everything you could want" within a certain domain. New versions mean, generally, new features - most of which we'll never use.

To completely accept scripting would imply a shift of viewpoint on their part - from seeing their applications as complete entities to seeing them as collections of user accessible procedures tied together by a user interface.

Is that likely to happen?


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