Re: official support for more scripting languages in gnome needed

<quote who="Ben Ford">

> You are making the argument for Visual Basic.  Do you remember the
> proliferation of *very* bad programs when VB hit?  What is the next step?
> Perl macros in email?

Visual Basic was very good at one thing: It was an enabling technology. So
many more people were able to create software (bad or not), and the platform
was more attractive for it.

It is disappointing that the language was sub-optimal, and horrendous that
other related technologies have opened gaping holes in the security of
Microsoft products.

The languages recommended here are *very* good languages for large-scale
development, and also for teaching. They are much better technically than
Visual Basic, but can offer some of the same appeal.

Assume that the Gnome Project is not as stupid as Microsoft in terms of
security, and if you're not comfortable with the assumption, get in there
and do some auditing.

Scripting languages != security problems.

[ You're not giving Free Software the credit it deserves! ]

- Jeff

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