|Re: Possible to write compiler to Java VM? email@example.com (1996-01-30)|
|Re: Ada syntax firstname.lastname@example.org (1996-02-01)|
|Re: Ada syntax ddavenpo@redwood.DN.HAC.COM (1996-02-01)|
|Re: Ada syntax email@example.com (Ken & Virginia Garlington) (1996-02-03)|
|Date:||1 Feb 1996 21:42:39 -0500|
|Organization:||Delphi Internet Services Corporation|
Daniel J. Salomon said:
> I would bet that a lot of the code that you wrote and was rejected by
> an Ada compiler was not that illogical or unsafe. I bet that most of
> it was actually pretty reasonable.
My experience has often been that the way I was trying to do
something was in fact dumb, and I'm glad the compiler forced me to
think about it harder. YMMV
> ... Ada's philosophy seems to be, "When in doubt, forbid it." ...
> C's philosopy seems to be, "When in doubt, permit it. ...
C to me is like a second grade teacher, enthusiastically encouraging
whatever the student manages to produce. Ada is more like a fourth
grade teacher, sternly taking off points for every error.
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