Worst ideas/features in programming lang

Ola Fosheim Grøstad ola.fosheim.grostad at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 16:54:07 UTC 2021

On Wednesday, 27 October 2021 at 14:07:42 UTC, Ola Fosheim 
Grøstad wrote:
> FWIW, from Stefik and Sibert, «An Empirical Investigation into 
> Programming Language syntax», _ACM Transactions on Computing 
> Education_, vol. 13, No. 2, 2013:

Another paper, Altadmri and Brown, «37 Million Compilations:
Investigating Novice Programming Mistakes in LargeScale Student 
Data», *SIGCSE’15*.

They point out that using "&" instead of "&&" is a mistake that 
it takes a long time to fix since it does not lead to a 
compilation error. It occured a bit more often than having a 
mismatch between a function return type and the type of the 
variable it assigns to.

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