C, please die, and take Go with you - Re: Fwd: is there any word processing software for the pdp11?

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Tue Dec 2 19:04:44 CST 2014

On 02/12/14 1:45 PM, Holm Tiffe wrote:
> ...
> C is much like Assembler, you should know what you really want todo. The
> comiler let you do all kind of things with the assumption that you know what
> you are doing. This is a programming language for system programming
> purposes (written to write Unix) where you have to load unusual registers
> and such things...

Less than 5% of the *kernel* is at that level, and NONE of userland. The 
rest needs as much static checking as it can get (which is where C and 
"worse is better" entirely fails people doing "systems programming").

Viz: Thousands of CERT notices.


> How about this:
> A = (int64_t)B << 32;
> Regards,
> Holm

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