🎵 The song for this post is Theme from Rawhide, from the Blues Brothers Soundtrack. 🎵
You may have seen this video circulating, a demo of the new Unreal engine:
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://morepablo.com/2020/05/graphics-intutiveness-languages-risotto.html
HAH. Indeed, the success of a programming language has almost nothing to do with the features of it. It feels like a classic agent problem - the person buying the thing isn’t the person using it. So you end up with a bunch of Java coders, or as one person on Twitter said “Ah, I see your company is afraid of hiring real programmers.” At some point, the replaceability of the programmers is in itself a selling point of the language. Industrial methods of control! We are all cogs in the machine! Wake up and eat risotto sheeple!