In-reply-to » I think I’m going to do this year’s Advent of Code in C and see how much of it I can get to run on DOS. Not a novel idea, people have been doing that a lot in recent years. I’d just like to join in on that. 💾 I don’t like languages like Ruby, Java, C# or other similar languages for several reasons:

  • The number of things you have to know and hold in your head (conceptual things about the language, types, patterns, esoteric shit™, etc) is too high.
  • These types of languages make it very difficult to “read” and “understand” the code well. Remember Rob Pike’s infamous quote “languages are more often read than written”.
  • These types of languages (due to the way they chose to implement/design their module/import systems) make it near impossible to know what’s being used where.

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