strangest systems I've sent email from

Chuck Guzis cclist at
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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