A misconception

Posted: June 27, 2012 in Technology
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From the time I first learned programming, I have been through many opinions regarding what is good, what is bad about various programming languages and constructs. I have heard the arguments like pointers are dangerous, goto statements are bad bla bla bla. After reading this controversy http://kerneltrap.org/node/553/2131 courtesy to this post, I have come to know about this wisdom that its all upto a programmer who can make things look good to which another programmer has addressed as bad. For e.g. this goto statement about which we have been taught from day one that minimize the use of goto in your programs (and if possible dont use it), if used intelligently can in fact make the readability of code much better but at the same point if a bad programmer uses it, God helps the person who is going to debug his code in later stages. Same is the thing with pointers. Yes one can do a lot with pointers but as said by the wise people, with freedom comes responsibilities and that is when those silly programmers labels the things as bad.


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