At some point in the past, Steve Yegge had his “drunken blog rants”, now sanitized to “Random whining and stuff“, so I guess after one beer I ought to be allowed to rant a bit about what is, according to him, the “Next Big Language”. He comes right out and says it in this video:
http://blip.tv/file/319044/ (skip to the end if you want to hear it from the horse’s mouth).
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To borrow a line, “Note the consistent user interface and error reportage.
generous enough to flag errors, yet prudent enough not to overwhelm
the novice with verbosity.” Indeed, I don’t have a clue as to what it’s complaining about. Naturally, I had a look on Google with the error message, and found a few other individuals suffering from the same symptoms, and checked, and rechecked that I was indeed including
prototype.js prior to including the file causing the error, but all to no avail.
After an hour or so of googling and fiddling with firebug, and reloading, the problem seems to have “just gone away” (I wouldn’t believe me either, but there it is…).