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SubjectRe: any chance of 2.6.0-test*?

On 12 Jan 2003, Robert Love wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-01-12 at 15:22, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > No, you've been brainwashed by CS people who thought that Niklaus
> > Wirth actually knew what he was talking about. He didn't. He
> > doesn't have a frigging clue.
> I thought Edsger Dijkstra coined the "gotos are evil" bit in his
> structured programming push?

Yeah, he did, but he's dead, and we shouldn't talk ill of the dead. So
these days I can only rant about Niklaus Wirth, who took the "structured
programming" thing and enforced it in his languages (Pascal and Modula-2),
and thus forced his evil on untold generations of poor CS students who had
to learn langauges that weren't actually useful for real work.

(Yeah, yeah, most _practical_ versions of Pascal ended up having all the
stuff necessary to break structure, but as you may be able to tell, I was
one of the unwashed masses who had to write in "standard Pascal" in my
youth. I'm scarred for life).


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