Worst ideas/features in programming langu

ClapTrap clap at trap.com
Tue Oct 26 21:44:33 UTC 2021

On Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at 11:27:50 UTC, Ola Fosheim Grøstad 
> On Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at 11:06:55 UTC, ClapTrap wrote:
>> When keep using terms like elitist, fashionista, wanabee, to 
>> describe people who make choices you disagree with it makes 
>> you look like you have a chip on your shoulder.
> Good grief. What people? I am making up arbitrary examples 
> describing common traits of most human beings, it describes 
> nobody in particular and everybody in general.

You literally said there's no rational reason to choose "&&" over 
"and" so those people who do so must be elitist blowhards.

> I wrote machine language in my teens, not because it was 
> practical, but because I wanted to master the hardware. That is 
> a clear identity motif.

Err ok, you did something because you wanted to.

> There is no reason to be offended by the obvious: humans are 
> strongly affected by culture, identity and emotional aspects. 
> Programmers included.

I don't dispute that, what I dispute is that it's relevant when 
people are choosing tools. People arn't thinking about how cool 
they will look holding it when they go shopping for a chainsaw, 
they are thinking about whether it will make the job faster, 
better or easier.

I think the idea that fashion or wanting to appear cool or 
whatever has anything more than a negligible effect on language 
adoption is pure BS to be honest.

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