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Though the strict syntax of the current prevailing animation scripting language has entirely replaced the now deprecated notation of former script generations, the fact remains that amateurs and professionals who lack up-to-date training continue to produce code in such relatively primitive languages, despite the browsers' software houses attempt to enforce progress by updating common browsers so that they cannot render the animation encoded by such scripts.

Which of the following best explains the failure of the plan devised by the software houses?

A. The new syntax prevents multiple possible interpretations of command lines in scripts while significantly increasing the time untrained code-writers must spend on debugging their syntax mistakes compared to older and more generic version of the script.

B. Certain large research and development departments or institutions require systems that can render sophisticated animations in closed computing environments which do not necessitate browser compatibility.

C. Despite the rapid rate of evolution in Internet browsing software, outdated browsers, which cannot render high-end graphics programmed in highly-structured scripts, are quickly becoming a thing of the past thanks to online updating mechanisms.

D. An online survey conducted by the giant software houses behind famous browsers such as Voyager, Firelocks, Savana, and Drome has discovered that even though some features of old scripts are available on these browsers, few people if any know that.

E. Current scripted animation training programs include, on top of comprehensive training in the most up-to-date scripting language available today, a summarized review of former reincarnations of those scripting languages, for the sake of comparison.

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Though the strict syntax of the current prevailing animation scripting language has entirely replaced the now deprecated notation of former script generations, the fact remains that amateurs and professionals who lack up-to-date training continue to produce code in such relatively primitive languages, despite the browsers' software houses attempt to enforce progress by updating common browsers so that they cannot render the animation encoded by such scripts.

Which of the following best explains the failure of the plan devised by the software houses?

A. The new syntax prevents multiple possible interpretations of command lines in scripts while significantly increasing the time untrained code-writers must spend on debugging their syntax mistakes compared to older and more generic version of the script.

B. Certain large research and development departments or institutions require systems that can render sophisticated animations in closed computing environments which do not necessitate browser compatibility.

C. Despite the rapid rate of evolution in Internet browsing software, outdated browsers, which cannot render high-end graphics programmed in highly-structured scripts, are quickly becoming a thing of the past thanks to online updating mechanisms.

D. An online survey conducted by the giant software houses behind famous browsers such as Voyager, Firelocks, Savana, and Drome has discovered that even though some features of old scripts are available on these browsers, few people if any know that.

E. Current scripted animation training programs include, on top of comprehensive training in the most up-to-date scripting language available today, a summarized review of former reincarnations of those scripting languages, for the sake of comparison.



Why is A incorrect, it clearly gives the reason why people still prefer old ways of writing a code
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Though the strict syntax of the current prevailing animation scripting language has entirely replaced the now deprecated notation of former script generations, the fact remains that amateurs and professionals who lack up-to-date training continue to produce code in such relatively primitive languages, despite the browsers' software houses attempt to enforce progress by updating common browsers so that they cannot render the animation encoded by such scripts.

Which of the following best explains the failure of the plan devised by the software houses?

A. The new syntax prevents multiple possible interpretations of command lines in scripts while significantly increasing the time untrained code-writers must spend on debugging their syntax mistakes compared to older and more generic version of the script.

B. Certain large research and development departments or institutions require systems that can render sophisticated animations in closed computing environments which do not necessitate browser compatibility.

C. Despite the rapid rate of evolution in Internet browsing software, outdated browsers, which cannot render high-end graphics programmed in highly-structured scripts, are quickly becoming a thing of the past thanks to online updating mechanisms.

D. An online survey conducted by the giant software houses behind famous browsers such as Voyager, Firelocks, Savana, and Drome has discovered that even though some features of old scripts are available on these browsers, few people if any know that.

E. Current scripted animation training programs include, on top of comprehensive training in the most up-to-date scripting language available today, a summarized review of former reincarnations of those scripting languages, for the sake of comparison.



Why is A incorrect, it clearly gives the reason why people still prefer old ways of writing a code



We need to explain why the plan is failing ie even after s/w houses deprecating old syntax people are still using it.
A says it is because some people like it in old manner. However even if somelike it old way, if some thing is deprecated, they wont be able to use it.
B says modern compatibility is not requiered, so essentially developers are working on old stuff, where old syntax is not deprecatted.


Good contender to answer is D, which says there are features in browsers to use old syntax. So if developers found those ways, they wont have to use new method. However, this would negate the data. which is not allowed. So we can eliminate D

C and E can be quickly eliminated

so answer should be B

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Good Question. So, we are given although they changed the browser setting so that it doesn't allow the old code, people are still writing the code in old language.

We need to find out why and how?

A. The new syntax prevents multiple possible interpretations of command lines in scripts while significantly increasing the time untrained code-writers must spend on debugging their syntax mistakes compared to older and more generic version of the script. : A trap choice. Notice it is talking about the open issues with the new syntex but no where it is telling us how people are able to right the code which is incompatible with Old Syntax. Hence, Incorrect

B. Certain large research and development departments or institutions require systems that can render sophisticated animations in closed computing environments which do not necessitate browser compatibility. : Nice. So, this tells us that the code doesn't need the compatibility to run. Hence, Correct

C. Despite the rapid rate of evolution in Internet browsing software, outdated browsers, which cannot render high-end graphics programmed in highly-structured scripts, are quickly becoming a thing of the past thanks to online updating mechanisms. Irrelevant.

D. An online survey conducted by the giant software houses behind famous browsers such as Voyager, Firelocks, Savana, and Drome has discovered that even though some features of old scripts are available on these browsers, few people if any know that. Irrelevant.

E. Current scripted animation training programs include, on top of comprehensive training in the most up-to-date scripting language available today, a summarized review of former reincarnations of those scripting languages, for the sake of comparison. So, what? no answer to our concern. Incorrect
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Option "B" talks about the requirement of labs, while option "A" gives us another limitation in the new syntax. Then how come option "B" is correct and option "A" incorrect.
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Though I answered correct but I don't think it's a real GMAT question
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