Wacky Programming Tales (Was Re: Why use Perl when we've got Python?!)

T. C. Mits 71351.356 at compuserve.com
Wed Aug 18 04:53:47 CEST 1999

That's not so strange.   Perhaps at a software house with a lot of propeller
heads, but at a place where application customization and other 'light
projects are done, little things like that help those who do not dream of
algorithms in their spare time or who don't plan to specialize and master a
particular language.   Besides once you've been bitten by the '==' in C (and
you don't use a good lint, because the boss won't buy one), #define EQ ==,
is not a sin.   Well, yes it is, but its not, but.....

Brad Howes <bradh at mediaone.net> wrote in message
news:wjy7lmxbwh7.fsf_-_ at bradh.ne.mediaone.net...

> Hey! I actually worked on a project where someone did this! Also in their
> funky include file was
>   #define AND &&
>   #define OR  ||
> It was the most bizarre thing I ever saw -- not so much the include file,
> but the resulting code. As if a Pascal moths had come in, eaten at some
> code and left little Wirth fragments sprinkled around. Has anyone else
> encountered such strange programming behavior?
> ...now back to my language is bigger/longer/wider/stiffer than yours
> --

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