Cross the platform

Well, I’ll be an ass. A key element of web design is making browsers cross platform compliant. This has GOT to be the biggest headache to all of us. But when you get it to work, it’s wonderful. I just helped Jonathan Burr macify his code for phish(tale). Now if i could only get boboroshi beta to work correctly in netscape, I’d be a happy man…

And more writings coming very soon. Got a few things up my sleeve do I, yes?

  1. Lois says:

    Patrick, lines of code does matter. If two proragms do the exact same thing and one is written in less than half of the lines of code, it is a good guess that the smaller one is the better of the two. If a language consistently lets you write less code to do the same thing, that gives it an edge.This is for a number of reasons, for example it cuts development time. As another example, it is a lot easier to debug. Find the error in the following Hello World,class HelloWorldApp {public statlc void main(String[] args) {System.out.println( Hello World! )}}Versus in the Ruby world:prlnt Hello World! This is a microcosm for bigger problems. When the program gets to be thousands of lines long, why should you have to drudge through more than twice the code to understand the same procedure?By the way, if you didn't catch it, there were two errors in the Java version.

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