Linked by Shlomi Fish on Sat 16th Oct 2004 07:28 UTC
General Development The purpose of this essay is to explain why I believe Perl 6, the way it currently seems to progress, is the wrong thing at the wrong time, and why I predict (with all the expected caveats of predicting something) that it won't be successful. I will also suggest a better alternative for the future of Perl which makes more sense at this point.
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Re: C is limited?
by Russell Jackson on Sun 17th Oct 2004 00:20 UTC

It should be noted that it was a rhetorical question. I was not asking. I was telling.

C has no inherit limitations other than those imposed by hardware. If you can't do it in C, it probably isn't possible. The only reason you would need inline assembly is to directly issue an instruction to the cpu. Such as when one needs to disable the bus for an atomic read-write to a semaphore.

You are also confusing a programming language with a programming platform. C is a language and typically you target system specific API's when writing in C; hence the term systems programming.

C doesn't do anything from you, and it doesn't hide anything from you. That's a strength not a weakness.