[prog] Sample implementations of UNIX utilities.
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Tue Dec 24 15:53:46 EST 2002
On Mon, Dec 23, 2002 at 07:33:41PM -0600, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> > I found C quite useful to study when I was an undergraduate, because it
> Oh, I agree it's quite useful to study--but I wouldn't want to make a career
> out of it. (Tried it, found it grotesquely unpleasant. We've got perfectly
> good Ocaml and LISP compilers; why oughtn't we use them?) :)
My favourite acronym for LISP is
which lets you know what I think of *that* language.
If you want something that is fast and portable across a lot of
different architectures, use C/C++.
I'm not going to sing the unmitigated praises of C++ -- if you do
anything significant in your constructors, it becomes write-only code.
(Gah, this just reminded me of the horrible and extremely baffling bug I
left behind when I went on holidays. I managed to determine that it was
happening in the initialization stage, only when a particular header
file was included, but what is actually *causing* the crash is still a
I write Perl for pleasure. 8-)
Brahms: So *you're* the one who's been fouling up my engine designs.
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