Re: [wmii] Inferno/Styx

From: Bill Puschmann <puschy_AT_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 16:26:27 -0400

iv_AT_c-66-229-172-60.hsd1.ca.comcast.net wrote:

> > The subscribe to a "german engineering" software philosophy which is
> clean,
> > efficient, []
> > By the way most mission critical code in medical and military
> > applications is still writeen in C.... I wonder why..???
>

It's called legacy code. I can point to a lot of mission critical and
military apps written in Ada and COBOL... and I doubt that makes them good
things :).

That and people know more about it and aren't making "beginner" mistakes.
Remember how horrendous JAVA was (and "is")... yet there are two rovers
running around on Mars programmed in Java. They were only supposed to last
a couple months...

Bill
Received on Mon May 15 2006 - 22:26:32 UTC

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