Worst ideas/features in programming languages?

claptrap clap at trap.com
Sun Oct 24 10:21:22 UTC 2021

On Sunday, 24 October 2021 at 08:42:54 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad 
> It us equally puzzeling why prople want "&&" instead of "and" 
> or "||" instead of "or". There is no rational explanation, I 
> think people like to feel that they are using something 
> advanced and that a syntax that that is associated with 
> advanced usage makes them feel more skilled? Kinda like 
> fashion...

Because boolean algebra was already a thing and it was symbolic 
in nature. So making it wordy would probably seem a bit odd, 
maybe childish to some people. It'd be like writing arithmetic 
expressions like this...

1 plus 1 equals 2

If you can understand why people wouldn't want to write 
arithmetic expressions like that, surely you can understand why 
some people wouldn't want wordy boolean expressions?

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