Perhaps Unix fans wouldn’t espouse simplicity of implementation as much if programming in C didn’t feel like walking on thin ice covered in egg shells and broken glass.
@AbbieNormal In comparison against the New Jersey approach from which C and UNIX came, the MIT approach espouses: simplicity of interface over implementation, absolute correctness, consistency over simplicity and completeness, and completeness over simplicity. Richard P. Gabriel coined the terms in his 1991 essay, Lisp: Good News, Bad News, How to Win Big. https://www.dreamsongs.com/WIB.html
@papa I’m hard-pressed to recall any successes of the MIT approach, perhaps because I’m pessimistic about the relative failures of my favourites, Lisp and Smalltalk.
@amdt I would defend C anyway if it didn’t feel like walking on thin ice covered in egg shells and broken glass. ;-)
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