Re: backup archive format saved to disk
On Tue, Dec 12, 2006 at 05:53:17PM -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
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> On 12/12/06 16:30, Mike McCarty wrote:
> > Ron Johnson wrote:
> >> My recollection of the 1980s MS-DOS world was that Turbo Pascal's
> >> problems were it's small memory model and lack of modules until
> >> v4.0, by which time C had already taken over.
> > Who said anything about MSDOS? C took over when CP/M was the rage.
> > "Modules" are just what I mentioned with respect to "separate
> > compilation".
> > The issue with Pascal is that it is completely unsuited to
> > systems programming altogether, because it has no escape
> > route from the strong typing, no provision for separate
> > compilation, and uses interpreted p-code.
> I'm not a systems programmer, I'm a DP programmer. Thus, I don't
> give a Rat's Arse whether my language of choice is good for system
> programming. In fact, I *like* B&D languages. Why? Not needing to
Bondage and domination? Sounds like what I call police-state languages
> worry about pointers and heaps and array under/overflows trampling
> over core means that my jobs die less often, which is A Good Thing.
I like pointers and heaps and arrays. They really make it possible to
organise my data in usable form. I hate the way C makes it pretty well
imposible to use these without desperate debugging nights.
That's why I like p[olice-state languages that make these features
available in a secure and efficient way. Yes, these languages do exist.
In my opinion, the majority of the code in Debian could have been
written more easlily, and more reliably, in one of these languages.
> - --
> Ron Johnson, Jr.
> Jefferson LA USA
> Is "common sense" really valid?
> For example, it is "common sense" to white-power racists that
> whites are superior to blacks, and that those with brown skins
> are mud people.
> However, that "common sense" is obviously wrong.
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