Worst ideas/features in programming langu

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Tue Oct 26 22:11:29 UTC 2021

On Tuesday, 26 October 2021 at 21:44:33 UTC, ClapTrap wrote:
> You literally said there's no rational reason to choose "&&" 
> over "and" so those people who do so must be elitist blowhards.

No. Stop making up stuff.

> 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.

Uhm. I most certainly enjoyed how cool my Husqvarna 242G was when 
I reved it up to 15000 RPM and sliced trunks like butter. I still 
feel pretty darn cool when I use it, far more so than when using 
the electric saw. There is plenty of coolness factors in 
marketing and design of forestry and agriculture equipment. 
Especially tractors. Just take a look at the visual appearance of 
modern Valtra and Ferrari tractors.

> 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.

Were you around when C++ and Java lauched commercially? People 
navigate socially. Hype works.

I never mentioned anything about appearance. I mentioned identity 
and culture. Basically: who do you want to be and which group do 
feel that you belong to?

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