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· Naughties
· · 2008
· · · June
· · · · 18 (1 entry)

In C · I’m back to work­ing on mod­_atom and kind of gloomy be­cause it’s C pro­gram­ming; so much more ef­fort to do a unit of work com­pared, for ex­am­ple, to Ruby. In this con­tex­t, Ter­ry Jones’ Em­brac­ing En­cap­su­la­tion got my at­ten­tion and made me feel vague­ly di­nosauri­an. While he may be on to some­thing im­por­tan­t, there are some con­so­la­tions for us griz­zled pointer-wranglers. For ex­am­ple, the list of things im­ple­ment­ed in large­ly or whol­ly in C: Unix, Lin­ux, So­lar­is, Win­dows, Java, .NET, Flash, Mozil­la, Mi­crosoft Of­fice, the Apache server, the X win­dow sys­tem, Per­l, Python, and Ruby. Not bad, re­al­ly not bad at al­l.
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