Friday, May 15, 2009

5 Software guys walk into a bar ...

Well it was actually a restaurant, not a bar. Anyway, while we were there, Dan North asked me what I thought about Clojure, to which I replied that I preferred strong, statically typed languages. This sparked a huge debate between Dan, Joshua Bloch, Dave Thomas, Bas Vodde and I.

I managed to describe a little of Kristian's Ruby example, which received some agreement. However the best part, was probably Dave and Josh almost yelling at each other trying to get their point across. Admittedly the restaurant was a bit noisy, although I think we were making most of it. :-)

I had a great time, thanks for dinner guys.


Chris Myers said...

Wish I was a fly on the wall at that one! Tell me, who was on which side? I'd assume Dan was dynamic but who was on the static side?

Brad Clow said...

Josh static, Dave dynamic. I don't recall Dan and Bas taking an absolute position either way.