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John Carmack
Considering that 8 bit BASICs of the 70s had range checked and garbage collected strings, it is amazing how much damage C has done.
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Nasher 1 May 13
Replying to @ID_AA_Carmack
Could you have successfully coded Doom in BASIC back in the mid-90's? (Please say yes, but then explain how...)
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John Carmack 1 May 13
Replying to @intrepidis
the point is that design decisions that were at least arguable back then should require extraordinary counter-arguments now.
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Nasher 1 May 13
Replying to @ID_AA_Carmack
Maybe I should have put a smiley in my tweet, I was trying to be tongue-in-cheek :)
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Daniel Ratcliffe 30 Apr 13
Replying to @ID_AA_Carmack
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Stephane Vermette 30 Apr 13
Replying to @ID_AA_Carmack
It's the attitude of "memory is cheap" and "CPUs are faster" that corrupts young minds and makes them write sloppy code. :-)
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Josh Melnick 30 Apr 13
Replying to @ID_AA_Carmack
I love that we have finally reached the point where people are shaking their fists at the young'ins about coding.
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Darcy L. N. B.Silva 30 Apr 13
Replying to @ID_AA_Carmack
What about the good parts ?
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Tom Horn 30 Apr 13
@GSBarwick I see what you did there ;)
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Tom Horn 30 Apr 13
@GSBarwick Someone needs to read you the Miranda for that terrible pun.
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Thiago Galesi 30 Apr 13
Replying to @ID_AA_Carmack
that is so true. Granted it was also slow as molasses, but it got the job done
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Marcus Pollice 30 Apr 13
Replying to @ID_AA_Carmack
You don't really want to bring back that crutch of a programming language. C has issues that come with it's power
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Darcy L. N. B.Silva 30 Apr 13
Replying to @ID_AA_Carmack
I have an idea for a game. Who should I talk to and how do I reach him/her ? Are you this person ?
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Andy Zeitgeister 30 Apr 13
Replying to @ID_AA_Carmack
what were they max 255 length strings?
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Magnus Edenhill 30 Apr 13
Replying to @ID_AA_Carmack
Maybe not so much C, but its common environment (POSIX,libc,et.al).
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Arsenio Dev 30 Apr 13
Replying to @ID_AA_Carmack
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Kyle 'esSOBi' Stone 30 Apr 13
Replying to @ID_AA_Carmack
Someone needed to sacrifice security in the name of speed...
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