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GeneralWill it ever end? Pin
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I mean the crying about all our programming languages being so inadequate and difficult and them being more a matter of the programmer's preferences than anything else:
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Most programmers have a favorite language or two, and this is not a rational matter. There are many different computer languages -in fact thousands -but what they all have in common is acting on series of instructions. Beyond that, every language is different. So for each language, the questions are WHAT ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS? and HOW DO THEY FIT TOGETHER?

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...Once you know a language you can cast spells in it ; but that doesn't mean it's easy. A spell cast in a computer language will make the computer do what you want -IF it's possible to do it with that computer; IF it's possible to do it in that language; IF you used the vocabulary and rules of the language correctly; and IF you laid out in the spell a plan that would effectively do what you had in mind. BUT if you make a mistake in casting your spell, that is a BUG. (As you see from the IF s above, many types of bug are possible.) Program bugs can cause unfortunate results....

IF you are not motivated to quit your job and become cangaroo trainer in Australia now, then be amused and know that I just found this in a digital copy of BYTE magazine from 8/1976. Stop crying already. All you ever need is an oldfashioned C compiler and you are ready to go to accomplish anything the copmputer is capable of. Ok, a nice stack of libraries makes things easier...
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.

His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.

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