Worst ideas/features in programming languages?

Paul Backus snarwin at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 17:02:49 UTC 2021

On Thursday, 14 October 2021 at 16:48:12 UTC, Atila Neves wrote:
> On Monday, 11 October 2021 at 21:41:45 UTC, monkyyy wrote:
>> * sword of damocles of safe by default or who knows what 
>> koolaid being enabled one day
> Interesting. What is it about safe by default that would worry 
> you?

I've interacted with monkyyy a bunch in the community Discord. 
He's the kind of programmer who would rather write code with 
undefined behavior and get away with it than follow any kind of 
compiler-enforced rules.

Most programmers with this attitude eventually get it beaten out 
of them by painful experience. I wouldn't put too much stock in 

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