Thu, 26 Sep 2019

Negotiations Begin

Red dragon

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The Magic Word:
The two elements in water are hydrogen and ______

At least for the people who send me mail about a new language that they’re
designing, the general advice is: do it to learn about how to write a
compiler. Don’t have any expectations that anyone will use it, unless you hook
up with some sort of organization in a position to push it hard. It’s a
lottery, and some can buy a lot of the tickets. There are plenty of beautiful
languages (more beautiful than C) that didn’t catch on. But someone does win
the lottery, and doing a language at least teaches you something.
— Dennis Ritchie (1941-2011), creator of the C programming language and of