Typesafety versus Worse is Better - was Re: Fwd: is there any word processing software for the pdp11?

Mouse mouse at Rodents-Montreal.ORG
Wed Dec 3 07:12:20 CST 2014

>> Now that I use Linux pretty exclusively, I have grudgingly accepted
>> C.
> You can give it up any time.  There are dozens of far better
> languages that have cropped up in the 40 years since C was invented
> for a particular environment (that doesn't resemble anything much we
> do today).

Today's C doesn't resemble Kernighan & Ritchie's C all that much,

There are no "better" languages, because "better" is ill-defined.
There are better languages for this task in this environment or that
task in that environment, for various tasks and environments, but there
are still tasks and environments for which C wins.

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