Wed, 12 Mar 1997 11:06:24 -0600
McDonnell Douglas Aerospace
> >What there is instead is an equal and opposite mandate known as
> >anti-mandatism that will flock to C/C++ because these languages are more
> Please explain to me why C/C++ is considered "fun" to use. I know what is
> fun in software development -- going through software integration and test
> with no major problems. I have had significantly more "fun" with Ada than
> other languages. And other empirical evidence also bears this out. So
> what "fun" am I missing in these languages???
First of all, so have I. My tongue was sort of in my cheek.
But more to the point, the "fun" I am describing is the "fun" of
unchecked creativity, of reduced keystrokes (readability be damned,
we're having fun aren't we), ... in short the "fun" of being a "real"
programmer - as in "Real Programmers only use FORTRAN (Assembly, Machine
Code, fill in the blank)."
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