On Monday, January 9, 2017 7:06:21 AM EST Craig Ringer wrote:
> On 9 Jan. 2017 05:51, "Jan de Visser" <j...@de-visser.net> wrote:
> On Sunday, January 8, 2017 6:28:17 AM EST Joel Jacobson wrote:
> > I don't want to learn the complicated details of C, that's true.
> And this is where I think you're wrong, and why conversion would be hard. C
> has very few complicated details. I don't think it has any, frankly.
> Oh, that's really rather optimistic.

Allow me to be snarky and summarize your (very true) points as: "writing 
complicated software systems is hard". 

That's not the fault of the language (in most cases). The complexity can 
somewhat be abstracted by the language, which Rust and Java try to do, or 
completely left to the design, as you're forced to do in C. The former gives 
you either a more complicated language or severly limit what you can do, and 
in the end you will find walls to bang your head against and edges of cliffs to 
fall off of.

The latter, of course, makes your head explode if your system is large enough 
and you don't have Tom Lane and Robert Haas around.

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