Re: [9fans] speaking of kenc
On Tue, May 01, 2007 at 10:56:34AM -0400, Devon H. O'Dell wrote:
I've seen more than my fair share of tf = !!value; out there, which is
just awful to read.
Yes it is, but in the 25 years that I have been programming in C,
I've seen many atrocities. What I haven't seen is a compelling
need for a boolean type. As Brian and Dennis say in the preface
to K&R, C is a small language. That smallness makes it possible
for me to maintain a mental model of what machine code the
compiler will generate for a given C statement and to keep
essentially the whole language in my head. This, in turn, allows
me to write better code. Notice how one can't make similar
statements about, say, C++ (at least I can't). The last thing C
needs is a bunch of cruft to satisfy language purists or to save
the incompetent from themselves.
P.S. Sorry Russ. I'll stop now.
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