Worst ideas/features in programming langu

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 04:12:36 UTC 2021

On Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at 01:06:31 UTC, ClapTrap wrote:
> If everything written in Java is extending the language, then 
> everything written in English is extending that too. So which 
> is growing faster now?

Fair enough, let us say only libraries and frameworks extend the 

>I worked with Delphi for about 10 years, i know plenty about
> it, it was very productive but I wasn't keen on the overly 
> wordy syntax. Fast compile times, strings that just worked, and 
> an amazing IDE were probably the highlights.

Nobody said that everything should be keywords...

Have you tried to make everything symbols? I have experimented 
with unicode syntax in the past few years, and have found that 
replacing "if" and "while" leads to less legible code, no matter 
how it is done. And I have tried many options. You can do it if 
you go fully graphical and leave text editing altogether, but 
with not with text editing.

> You seem to have a bit of a thing about people who are trying 
> to be cool and fashionable.

Why all the ad hominems? No, I am trying to show you that the 
dynamic forces  include more factors than rational engineering,

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