The Right to Criticize Programming Languages

Tomasz Węgrzanowski:

There are words that I’ve heard many years ago, which really affected my thinking about discussions and criticism. I cannot recall them exactly, but they went something along the lines of:

You have no right to criticize a programming language, unless you are able to point three things in which it excels compared to your favourite language.

Great little essay overall, but my favorite part was watching him struggle to say something nice about C++.

(Via Wolf Rentzsch.)

Thursday, 15 March 2007