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

In C · I’m back to working on <a href='/ongoing/misc/Software#p-5'>mod_atom</a> 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’ <a href='http://www.fluidinfo.com/terry/2008/06/18/embracing-encapsulation/'>Embracing Encapsulation</a> 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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