[Semi OT] The programming language wars
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Fri Mar 20 13:59:34 PDT 2015
On Friday, 20 March 2015 at 11:48:20 UTC, w0rp wrote:
> On Friday, 20 March 2015 at 07:37:04 UTC, Paulo Pinto wrote:
>> An example that stuck with me was that languages that follow
>> Algol/Pascal syntax lead themselves to less bugs, than those
>> that follow C like syntax.
> That's probably skewed by C being the most popular language,
> which is optimised for bug creation.
The guy explain that for beginner it is worse, but after 3+ years
of experience, C syntax wins. Most likely because C style has
become a de facto standard, and that the benefit of
standardization outweigh the initial confusion.
He explains that the same goes for strong typing.
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