Wisdomlets

I only have so many semicolons and curly-braces left in these fingers, and I’m wasting them on this?

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This is not God’s programming language.

This is not the Devil’s programming language, either.  Evil is too smart to be obvious.  If Evil had a programming language it would be sweet and seductive, leading you down the primrose path to perdition and just massive screwedness (huh: Name a successful product done in, say, Smalltalk).  C++ is not evil, rather, it is the language for masochists; it’s the kitty that purrs nicely to you until it’s earned your trust, and that’s when it turns into claws and utter batshit insanity.

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Every time you use #define, God kills a start-up.

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When you have an office move, destroy your extra move stickers, or you will wind up with extra junk (provided by thoughtful cow-orkers).

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I’m sorry about the Smalltalk crack.  It’s my favorite language (well, after LISP) that I’ll never ship a product in.  Wah.