I've been trying every which way to install Solidity in my
geth console- why? -because the outdated tutorials recommend to do that- and as a programmer you need to have the disposition of not accepting "no" for an answer from a stupid computer- need to just keep hacking away at it until you can get the damn thing to do what you want- or you'll go nowhere- so- speaking of going nowhere- back to the point of this question...
I've decided- after consulting multiple pages across the web and this website that I should just find a different way to compile my smart contracts- probably using this remix thing
so before I concede defeat to this task- I want to know- what are the relative merits of compiling smart contracts within the
geth console? Why was it put in there in the first place? Why was it removed?