C's syntax (was Re: Python Formatted C Converter (PfCC))
borcis at geneva-link.ch
Tue Oct 24 10:22:01 CEST 2000
Erik Max Francis wrote:
> C is not a trivial language, so the rules are not trivial. If you have
> sloppy thinking or are not familiar with the details of the language,
> you will get yourself into trouble with a non-trivial language.
To me this sounds like a lawyer's defense of legal language : it certainly
*fails to convince* that it is *not* the case that a relatively opaque language
gets promoted precisely for the benefit of permitting such ways of
argumentation ; e.g. putting the load of responsibility for error
on the shoulders of the ignorant, while clearing the experts for the
responsibility of creating the occasions of error.
"Aesthetic sense is to soul as eyes are to viewpoint"
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