strangest systems I've sent email from
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Fri Apr 29 13:02:43 CDT 2016
On 04/29/2016 10:49 AM, Mouse wrote:
> Of course, the question is not whether C has flaws. The question is
> why it's still being used despite those flaws. The answer, I
> suspect, is what someone said about it being good enough.
My gripe with C is essentially the same as my grumbles with APL--it's
far too easy to write obscure code and not document it. Old versions of
UNIX are full of that sort of thing. Being a low-level language, it's
almost as bad as lines and lines of assembly without a single comment.
Why it appeals to this particular foible of human nature has always been
a mystery to me.
On the embedded systems (read MCU) front, I note that Ada is starting to
gain some real traction, which I applaud wholeheartedly.
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