Saturday, October 18, 2003

The Art of Trashing Computer Programming Languages

Kernighan's paper is course one of the best and best known anti-language tracts, but it is far from the only one. The web is full of anti-C, anti-C++, anti-Java, anti-Perl, etc. critiques. Much of which the languages in question roundly deserve. But it can also be a challenge to strain out the FUD, especially when looking at Usenet and Slashdot and other "forums". So I won't look at those. I'm going to try to find good old fashioned papers or full-fledged web sites devoted to intelligently letting the air out of the tires of popular languages. It still might take me a while to sift them out.