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Re: OT: programming languages (was: More pens (was Re: Phoneme winnowing continues))

From:Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 10, 2003, 22:35
>0x80483e3 <main+3>: jmp 0x80483e3 <main+3> >0x80483e5 <main+5>: > >Two bytes. As you requested. :-)
>It's very easy to write cryptic code, of course (especially in >Perl... :-) ). That's usually the programmers' fault. The >programming language can only aid them to produce good code, but >usually not *force* them to do. Modern languages usually try to force
True. And my issue isn't (mainly - there are exceptions) with the langauge but with the programmers.
>a bit: by a layout rule which most programmers hate when they begin, >but love after they once fail to recognize that the following code >does not do what they might think it does: > > b= correct_value; > if (some condition < that they suppose (is false)); > b= wrong_value;
After 20+ years experience in programming, I welcomed these hard layouts. _________________________________________________________________ The new MSN 8: advanced junk mail protection and 2 months FREE*