Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 20:46 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development I like this one: "By definition, a program is an entity that is run by the computer. It talks directly to the CPU and the OS. Code that does not talk directly to the CPU and the OS, but is instead run by some other program that does talk directly to the CPU and the OS, is not a program; it's a script." Here's the other eleven.
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RE[8]: C++
by kwan_e on Wed 5th Sep 2012 02:37 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: C++"
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"And that's the fault of the language is it?

A problem doesn't mean fault. (See hardware drivers for FOSS OS'es)
Also, you're being defensive.

Can't see how I can avoid being defensive when I'm writing in defense of C++...

I just can't believe the fuzzy thinking that goes into tech criticism. Problems with programmers are confused with the problems of the language. Personal preferences are confused with problems of the language. What you call defensive, I call seeking to get people to understand what they're saying rather than just "X is bad because of completely unrelated reasons".

* Unlike most other geeks, I don't have a problem with fuzzy thinking in general. I appreciate it for the creativity it can produce, but not for deductive reasoning.

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