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

From: Menche <>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016 17:14:16 -0700

On Mon, 2 May 2016 11:12:08 +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?
> Kind regards,
> Tim

I'm a little put off by the lack of manpages (it has its own built-in help
system) and how it has a compiler, build system, and package manager all rolled
into one utility.

Daniel Menche <>
Received on Tue May 03 2016 - 02:14:16 CEST

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