[TUHS] PDP-11 legacy, C, and modern architectures

arnold at skeeve.com arnold at skeeve.com
Wed Jun 27 16:27:49 AEST 2018

Arthur Krewat <krewat at kilonet.net> wrote:

> Sometimes, I wonder... Programmers are supposed to be smarter than the 
> language. Not the other way around.
> art k.

After many years working in a variety of places, I have come to the
conclusion that Sturgeon's Law ("90% of everything is crud") applies to
working programmers as well.


W.R.T. the statement as given, the point is good; when a language is
huge and complex (yes C++, I'm looking at you) it becomes really hard
to be effective in it unless you are a super-star genius.


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