... until the collector arrives ...

This "blog" is really just a scratchpad of mine. There is not much of general interest here. Most of the content is scribbled down "live" as I discover things I want to remember. I rarely go back to correct mistakes in older entries. You have been warned :)


Language Constructs

C programmers, whose language maps directly to machine instructions, scoff at the bloat, tediousness and inefficiencies of ultra-high-level languages like C++.

Java programmers, whose language constructs map directly to the output of paste -d '\n' <(man cobol) <(man simula), rejoice that they do not have to deal with the bit-twiddling and low-level trivia of machine languages like C++.

LISP programmers, whose language maps directly to is the metaphysical substrate of the cosmos, are confused by these opinions since they see no distinction between high-level and low-level code.

Perl programmers dismiss the whole debate as academic since their language maps directly to the structure of a human mind (named Larry).


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