Is Facial Hair Related to the Success of Programming Languages?
Lets see how successful are a few programming languages.
The F# Language.
This is its creator, Don Syme. He doesn’t have a beard, which means his Programming language won’t be a big success.
Look at Alain Colmerauer’s face. No beard – no success!
Ken Thompson, Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie all have a beard (more or less :D ) and as we all know C is one of the most succssesful programming languages.
C++ is still one of the most popular programming languages – but it is getting more and more unpopular. Lets see why:
So, why does this happen?
Look at Bjarne Stroustrup’s face – now and then:
Basic was once one of the most popular programming languages – but today it is very unpopular. Do you ask why? Here is the answer – Thomas Eugene Kurtz’s (the creator) beard of course!
Perl is still a pretty common programming language.
Larry Wall – Good Job!
Python and Ruby.
Recently these two programming languages became very popular. You obviously know why…
Guido van Rossum (python)
And Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto (Ruby)
Last, but not least- Java
Look at James Gosling’s beard. Did anyone say a picture can say more then a 1000 words?
And there are many more…