Linked by MOS6510 on Thu 10th Jan 2013 23:25 UTC
General Development "For years I've tried my damnedest to get away from C. Too simple, too many details to manage, too old and crufty, too low level. I've had intense and torrid love affairs with Java, C++, and Erlang. I've built things I'm proud of with all of them, and yet each has broken my heart. They've made promises they couldn't keep, created cultures that focus on the wrong things, and made devastating tradeoffs that eventually make you suffer painfully. And I keep crawling back to C."
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It's fine understanding how the OO features work on a low level. I'm not sure I'd say people *need* to know this to be decent programmers, but I'm personally fond of my background in C and assembly.

But, after learning how to do things at a low level, why would you continue writing code in that tedious and painful way, when there's tools better suited for the job?

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