Programming language failings [was Re: strangest systems I've sent email from]

ben bfranchuk at
Fri Apr 29 15:34:57 CDT 2016

On 4/29/2016 2:23 PM, Eric Smith wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2016 at 12:59 PM, Ian S. King <isking at> wrote:
>> C is a lot like that saw - it doesn't have a lot of guards on it, and you
>> can do stupid things.
> The problem is that C doesn't just allow you to do stupid things, it's
> actively encouraged. C doesn't just let you aim at your foot, it
> defaults to aiming at your foot.
I like C for the most part, what you see is what you get.
With other stuff, it is too abstract. What does it do?

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