curious: I am only an occasional programmer in C. I read Linus'
post that C++ is a horrible language.
alas, I wonder why people like Linus, who live in C, do not
design C 11.1---a preprocessor or preprocessor replacement that
adds some modest niceties to the language. For example, forward
references and auto-header generation. For example, a shorter
way to state #ifndef X #define X #endif . For example,
propagation of '...' and optional arguments. Many others.
It would be a collection of small improvements, some copied from
C++ (or other languages), that make the actual C kernel code
programming more pleasant. I don't mean a full new language,
like C++ or D. over time, given the prominence of the kernel and
Linus, this could even morph into a quasi-standard with toolchain
and IDE support. Not a full new language, just modest C language
programming pleasantry enhancements.
what IDE and tools does Linus use? (I do know linux and git! ;-).)
do these tools make enhancements less useful?!?
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