[Semi OT] The programming language wars

deadalnix via Digitalmars-d digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
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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