Why X Is Not My Favourite Programming Language

27th August 2002

I think Java is the best language going today, which is to say, it's the marginally acceptable one among the set of complete bagbiting loser languages that we have to work with out here in the real world.
- Jamie Zawinski, java sucks.

Here are just some of the reasons why he's right about ...

I welcome contributions concerning other languages. For best effect, I'm looking for short, snappy, incriminatory passages from the official documentation of the language in question. The C++ one one is probably the best example of the kind of thing I'm looking for. Suggestions to <wxinmfpl@miketaylor.org.uk> please!

And: Why X is not my favourite operating system:

Feedback to <mike@miketaylor.org.uk> is welcome!