Convention over configuration: other opinions

22 Feb 2015

Originally posted at

Part of me was idly thinking about the modern idea of Convention over configuration and idly wondering what some languages' anthropomorphic opinions on more important things than convention are...

Java: Yet more meaningless XML over convention.
C: Write it your self over convention.
Old-school LISP: vast sequence of hand-tooled, organisation-specific macros over convention.
C#: Microsoft's current convention over any community convention.
Machine code: the CPU is the convention!
BASIC: if you're writing stuff in BASIC that needs configuration, run away!
Python: the convention may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.

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