What I Hate About Your Programming Language
Subject:   Why C sucks...
Date:   2003-05-14 07:59:25
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Why C sucks...

I enjoyed your article on why C sucks (and what would suck less). I agree with many of the issues raised there. However, I would like to point out one area on which I am in strong disagreement:

We should not blame the language if the newbie programmer faces difficulty with its constructs. It is one thing to say a language has readability or even learnability issues. It is quite another to say that "it would not be clear to the newbie why this would work/fail". Someone who lacks full knowledge of a language has NO business doing serious work in it.

But all that aside, I understand where you're coming from. I am fluent in C and know all of its constructs, but I still have great difficult with actual examples of it (including my own).

Btw, IMHO, I share your sentiments about Pascal/Delphi, but I would really appreciate it if they changed "begin" and "end" to "{" and "}", respectively.

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