[MUD-Dev] Languages

Ling K.L.Lo-94 at student.lut.ac.uk
Fri May 16 17:12:50 New Zealand Standard Time 1997

On Fri, 16 May 1997, Chris Gray wrote:

> Things wrong with C: (mostly syntax)

[Quite a lot of computery stuff which I have no comments on]

>     - the default in a switch should *never* have been to fall-through
> 	to the next case. You should have to explicitly ask for that.
> 	Lord knows how many bugs that has caused.

Agreed!  I was shocked when I found out how switch worked.  Who was the
nutter who did that!

Anyway, most of the above I can't comment on because it is regarding the
design of a language, I just use what is presented before me, be it C,
C++, Fortran, 8051 assembly, 680x0...  This doesn't mean I am not
interested in your comments, I really would like to hear more coz chances
are I'll be designing my own cut down language for my mud.  Atm, I think
it'll the born-out-of-wedlock offspring between C++ and BASIC.

Someone tried to convince me to switch from C++ to Java...  Hmmm...

PS:  Do most people send stuff at around 4:00 am GMT or does our admin
read them thru first?

PPS:  Nathan, don't spoil the ending of Space: Above and Beyond for us UK
viewers, even if it is terrible! :P

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_O_O_  Freshwater fish since 1976	 set my spirit free"

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