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Offline gryphon

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The UNIX-HATERS Handbook
« on: February 22, 2015, 02:21:49 PM »
I'm currently reading The UNIX-HATERS Handbook, which I find hilarious.  It was written around a bunch of entries from the UNIX-HATERS section of Usenet from the late 80's to the early 90's.  (I began using Unix around 1989 I think).  It was originally published in 1994.  A lot of the old things have been fixed, and if you never were deep into Unix you probably won't understand or appreciate it, but if anyone is interested, it was released free of charge a number of years ago.  One place you can download it is here:

http://web.mit.edu/~simsong/www/ugh.pdf

It is full of great stories and even has an Anti-Foreword from Dennis Ritchie!  Good stuff.

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Re: The UNIX-HATERS Handbook
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2015, 10:12:13 AM »
Heh, going through the TOC:

"C++: The COBOL of the 90s"
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Re: The UNIX-HATERS Handbook
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2015, 02:14:00 PM »
Yeah, I think I've found someone who hates C++ almost as much as I do.  If God had wanted man to use C++, He'd have had Dennis Ritchie invent it!

Well, maybe Linus Torvalds hates C++ as much as I do.

I love C, I hate C++!!!

"C++ Is to C as Lung Cancer Is to Lung."   :banglaugh:
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Re: The UNIX-HATERS Handbook
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2015, 04:30:31 PM »
"Quite frankly, even if the choice of C were to do *nothing* but keep the C++ programmers out, that in itself would be a huge reason to use C." --Linus Torvlads
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Re: The UNIX-HATERS Handbook
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2015, 08:59:26 AM »
Only thing about C++ is those pesky dangling pointers to objects that people don't properly clean up.
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Re: The UNIX-HATERS Handbook
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2015, 09:41:29 AM »
Oh no, there's a LOT of nasty things about C++.  Stroustrup took a simple and powerful language, C, and screwed with it and screwed with it until it became the total abortion it is now.