[svlug] Could this be the end of JAVA?
shaeffer at best.com
Fri Jan 26 09:23:01 PST 2001
On Fri, 26 Jan 2001, Erik Steffl wrote:
> Wayne Earl wrote:
> > My general experience with C coded cgi (both my own and those of other,
> > much more competent C programmers), can be summed up neatly in three
> > words:
> > Foot. Aim. Trigger.
> advice: don't give guns to 5-year old ones...
While I agree that C is a two edged sword, it also affords one the
potential to write very secure and efficient code. The problem is the
power inherent in the C language exposes novices to the prospect of
shooting themselves in the foot, as you say.
It seems to me that a central theme of the open source movement is to
maintain personal control over _your_ computing environment. Programming
with C (and using gcc as your compiler) gives you total control--which is
probably why so many open source programmers favor the language.
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