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James Squire <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 12 Mar 1997 11:06:24 -0600
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j.m.kamrad.ii wrote:
> >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
> >"fun".
> 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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