Worst ideas/features in programming languages?

ClapTrap clap at trap.com
Mon Oct 25 12:07:30 UTC 2021

On Monday, 25 October 2021 at 11:38:16 UTC, bauss wrote:
> On Monday, 25 October 2021 at 10:55:43 UTC, claptrap wrote:
>> I'm saying it probably initially came from boolean algebra in 
>> maths. Or maybe even electronics, there was a history of 
>> boolean logic being expressed with symbols before programming 
>> languages even existed.
> Math, sure. Electronics, doubt; considering Algorithm for the 
> Analytical Engine was designed in 1883.

What Im getting at is that whoever designed the syntax of C, B or 
whatever came before that probably had a math or electronics 
background so that's why boolean / bitwise stuff is symbolic.

I doubt Babages engine inspired anyone's' syntax choices tbh.

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