Programming language failings [was Re: strangest systems I've sent email from]
db at db.net
Sat Apr 30 17:13:43 CDT 2016
On Sat, Apr 30, 2016 at 05:07:08PM -0400, Mouse wrote:
> > In support of this, Iâ??d encourage everyone who works with C to read Chris $
> > http://blog.llvm.org/2011/05/what-every-c-programmer-should-know.html
> > http://blog.llvm.org/2011/05/what-every-c-programmer-should-know_14.html
> > http://blog.llvm.org/2011/05/what-every-c-programmer-should-know_21.html
> Reading this really gives me the impression that it's time to fork C.
> There seems to me to be a need for two different languages, which I
> might slightly inaccurately call the one C used to be and the one it
> has become (and is becoming).
It has been effectively forked for a long time.
Same name. Look at Fortran II vs. more modern Fortran.
The pain of counting characters for the H command... ugh.
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