More Orthodox Heresy

  • Dynamic languages can’t be fast relative to static languages
  • Any language with a working lambda can be saved from itself, given a fast enough runtime. But you can’t save the other folks who use that language
  • You agree with me
  • RDFa is smart technology, and can be cleanly integrated into HTML
  • It was all invented in the 70’s
  • Java-style static typing prevents me from doing dumb things in the small. This makes it awesome.
  • You slow down as you get older, but it’s a learned response. You get there because you find caution useful. You stay there because you find caution comfortable
  • Java-style classes prevent me from doing smart things in the large, or at least makes smart things harder to communicate. This makes it terrible.
  • Dynamic languages can be more than fast enough.
  • Your language is probably better than my language
  • C++ made it all possible years ago, but nobody noticed because their compiler didn’t support it yet
  • RDFa is doomed to inevitable, painful failure
  • Making it common is more important than making it to start with
  • Forging agreement is hard, sometimes impossible
  • You violently disagree with most things I say
  • The more things change, the more they change


  1. Posted September 19, 2009 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Wait, I’m confused. Are you saying you agree with these heresies, or these are things that are the orthodox beliefs?

  2. Posted September 19, 2009 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    That’d be telling!

  3. Nosredna
    Posted September 20, 2009 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Why do I feel as if I’ve awoken into an episode of The Prisoner?

  4. Posted September 21, 2009 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    I am not a number, I am an undefined Object…. ;)

  5. 'Rissa
    Posted September 22, 2009 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Ok, Alex…just watched the Chrome Frame Launch Video…You, sir, are a bad ass….