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Well, the important thing is the fact that you got it activated in the end.
True. But it shouldn't be so hard.
"I controlled my laughter and simple said "No,I am very busy,so I can't write any code for you". The moment they heard this all the smiling face turned into a sad looking face and one of them farted. So I had to leave the place as soon as possible." - Mr.Prakash One Fine Saturday. 24/04/2004
OK, got you! I think C# could be good replacement for all of 'em.
Web scripting (ASP and "browser language") DOES NOT mean language cannot be "statically typed". Quite opposite: as soon as your code reaches 10KLOC, you strictly need some control above that! I spit on display seeing ugly JS code, which idiot-web-developer made working in FireFox only! And tons of errors "property/element not found" - just because it was dynamic JavaScrap.
As a bonus we have already written library (Framework) to have really rich applications!
Ruby is like OOP Perl. It's dynamic and also has its own niche. May be not for serious Web-development, but for scripting - why not?
Java - hell knows... I have no sympathy for this simplistic language, but at least it's OOP and allows mediocres write acceptable programs. It's not evil, definitely
If I start a petition to ban elepants and sunshines in the lounge, will CPers migrate to stack overflow?
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
How are you going to outlaw protected speech? Code is expression/speech, pretty much already established. If you don't like a language, then don't use it. If your job requires it, find a better job for yourself, let those of us who would like it, have that job.
As an aside, who came up with this **STUPID** idea, anyway? The FBI?