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honey the codewitch12-Sep-19 13:02
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Better is subjective. I'm saying more people found it usable, which speaks to its versatility.

Perhaps it would have been better for C family languages to not use equals as an assignment operator.

But it's also both not the first thing about the language I'd change, nor does it say much to me about formal language design.

As someone who has written plenty of parsers and parser generators that accept formal grammars, I can tell you C's biggest sin is that type declarations need to be fed back into the lexer to resolve grammar constructs. This breaks the separation of lexer and parser. It's not quite as bad as python's significant whitespace but it's a pretty ugly thing to have to hack together in a parser.


But then, I'm not Niklaus Wirth. I'm just someone that writes code.

That being said, I don't holy roll. I use what works. Pascal doesn't. There just aren't modern tools for it. It's not quite as dead as latin, but catching up.
When I was growin' up, I was the smartest kid I knew. Maybe that was just because I didn't know that many kids. All I know is now I feel the opposite.

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