17 March 2004 2 comments Misc. links
"This Kuro5hin user"n:http://www.kuro5hin.org/user/James%20A%20C%20Joyce must really hate the C programming language, but he must also know it very well. He's written a really long article about why C is such a bad choice of a programming language. If he's found so many things that are bad, how come he didn't stop using it and moved on to something better like C++, Java or Python?
I don't know C but I know the basics of C++ and compared to Java and Python it is pretty useless. However, it's bloody fast if that's what you're after. And a "more useful" programming language like Python is written in C.
So, if people realise that high-level programming languages like Python, Perl, Haskell are more useful for solving most tasks who's going to stay around with C and make sure we get these high-level programs?
The trend is to simplify programming languages and produce new ones that are easier to use. Surely we will always need low-level programming languages. For ever?