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Favorite Terrible Programming Languages

Fogus:

Write about your favorite programming language honestly, but make it sound terrible.

Marcel Weiher:

Objective-C is a car crash of Smalltalk and C, combining the type-safety of the former with the memory-safety of the latter.

David Smith:

[Objective-C is] An attempt to graft an old children’s language onto the source of 97% of all security bugs and crashes

David Smith:

[Swift is] A forward-looking/past-looking scripting/applications/systems language with no source or link-time compatibility.

Joe Groff:

or working compiler

Benjamin Stiglitz:

[Forth has] No variables, no basic blocks, no syntax, no compiler, doesn’t understand strings.

David Smith:

“Our codebase was unmaintainable, so rather than refactor, we wrote a new language to rewrite it in” [Rust]

Damien Sorresso:

A language that language nerds can’t fathom the success of because its design was influenced by systems programmers.

I presume he’s referring to C.

2 Comments

I'd guess the last one is Go.

Write about your favorite programming language honestly, but make it sound terrible; but I repeat myself.

FTFY.

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