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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C Rocks but it doesn't Rule
by benali72 on Sat 12th Jan 2013 07:33 UTC
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C is low-level, idiosyncratic, difficult to maintain, and error-prone... and I love it! Always have, always will. But I'd be the first to admit that for most IT applications it's a poor choice.

For IT admin tasks I often use Perl or shell programming. I admire Python lots though I don't much use it myself. Never really learned Java and its 18 million classes. Oh well...

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lucas_maximus Member since:

Never really learned Java and its 18 million classes. Oh well...

You don't have to learn the classes that is why there is a language reference ;-)

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