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Re: Two suggestions for gcc C compiler to extend C language (by WD Smith)
- From: kenner at vlsi1 dot ultra dot nyu dot edu (Richard Kenner)
- To: warren dot wds at gmail dot com
- Cc: david at westcontrol dot com, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
- Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:30:47 EDT
- Subject: Re: Two suggestions for gcc C compiler to extend C language (by WD Smith)
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> OK, you just said you've used packed nybble arrays a couple of times.
> Multiplying you by 100,000 that proves if you put it in GCC,
> you'd save 200,000 programmer hours, which is equivalent to saving
> over 2 lives.
I would suggest that you spend time learning basic principles about
language design and better understand the concept that not all languages
are meant to be used in the same way and for the same purpose before
you make any more postings in this thread.
Then you'll understand that the above statement is completely
meaningless. You very specifically *do not* want to put every possible
feature into every language.