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There's an old story about the...

There's an old story about the person who wished his computer was as easy to use as his telephone. That wish has come true, since I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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C makes it easy to shoot yours...

C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg.

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Consequently, a general-purpos...

Consequently, a general-purpose programming language should support a variety of ways of thinking and a variety of programming styles.

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Defining OO as based on the us...

Defining OO as based on the use of class hierarchies and virtual functions is also practical in that it provides some guidance as to where OO is likely to be successful.

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First, I'd like to see the bas...

First, I'd like to see the basic tools such as compilers, debuggers, profilers, database interfaces, GUI builders, CAD tools, and so forth fully support the ISO standard.

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However, when Java is promoted...

However, when Java is promoted as the sole programming language, its flaws and limitations become serious.

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I also hope that C++ implement...

I also hope that C++ implementation vendors will spend a slightly larger fraction of their budgets on improving the quality and performance of their compilers rather than concentrating too heavily on novelties.

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People who passionately want t...

People who passionately want to believe that the world is basically simple react to this with a fury that goes beyond what I consider appropriate for discussing a programming language.

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The most important single aspe...

The most important single aspect of software development is to be clear about what you are trying to build.

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How to test?" is a question th...

How to test?" is a question that cannot be answered in general. "When to test?" however, does have a general answer: as early and as often as possible.

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There are more useful systems ...

There are more useful systems developed in languages deemed awful than in languages praised for being beautiful--many more.

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[Corporate programming] is oft...

[Corporate programming] is often done to the point where the individual is completely submerged in corporate "culture" with no outlet for unique talents and skills. Corporate practices can be directly hostile to individuals with exceptional skills and initiative in technical matters. I consider such management of technical people cruel and wasteful.

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I do not think that safety sho...

I do not think that safety should be bought at the cost of complicating the expression of good solutions to real-life problems.

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