code review

Roy Smith roy at
Fri Jul 13 17:32:38 CEST 2012

On Friday, July 6, 2012 9:58:10 AM UTC-4, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> (Sadly, when I say "we" I mean 
> collectively. Many language designers, and programmers, don't have the 
> foggiest clue as to what makes a good clean design. Hence C++ and PHP.)

I'm not going to defend C++, but to be fair, a major driver of the design is that it had to be plug-compatible with C.  From that you're stuck with the preprocessor and pointers.  Much goes downhill when you start from there.

PHP, yeah, that's just charlie-foxtrot from start to finish.

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