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Re: problems/risks due to programming language, stories requested
In article <6960@internal.Apple.COM> firstname.lastname@example.org (Paul Snively) writes:
>We all know C programmers whose
>machismo is thus huffed and puffed up (another of my personal opinions is
>that the per capita arrogance of C programmers far outweighs the per
>capita arrogance of any other language-aficionado group).
Oh, really! I can tell you have never met any FORTH programmers.
>Well, I hate to say it, but it's extremely unlikely that such an error
>would have been made in Pascal, since Pascal doesn't require you to
>explicitly break from case...of constructs.
Well isn't that special! The way I see it, C gives you the flexibility
to not break if you don't want to, where PASCAL restricts you to break.
>Before the flames start,
> let me just add: no, I don't necessarily prefer Pascal over C for all tasks.
The only place I can see to prefer PASCAL over C is a beginner programming
class. Isn't PASCAL usually thrown out along with the diapers?
Bill <email@example.com> | And don't forget my dog... "Astronomy" -- BOC