Re: [dev] Languages that suck (was "Note On Webkit Versions")

From: Pickfire <>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 10:39:12 +0800

On Mon, May 02, 2016 at 11:12:08AM +1000, Timothy Rice wrote:
>> C is definitely not suckless either, especially when it comes
>> to UB, but it's probably the language with least suck and
>> highest simplicity while giving the most power to the developer.
>Not too long ago I expressed support for C as a way to obtain very fast
>programs; the context is I work around people who are interested in stat
>mech, MCMC, simulations of complex systems, etc.
>A more experienced developer replied that in fact Go has comparable speed
>to C but does not lead to the same memory management challenges, thus
>should usually be preferred. It appears that most interest in C these days
>is from people who need to work with Arduinos.
>So, while we're on the (off-)topic of comparing the suckiness of various
>languages, what do people here think about Go?

I just think that Go is a version that is just similar to Rust but with
the "safety" went to execution-time instead of compilation-time.

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