Readers Respond: Save Me from Cleverness
Readers respond to the eWEEK editorial, "Save Me from Cleverness."Peter Coffees May 15 Epicenters column, "Save Me from Cleverness," rightly criticizes elements of the C language. Why not follow [this] to the logical conclusionuse Pascal? Pascal is far superior to C in its innate error checking. Modern Pascal, such as Borlands Object Pascal (Delphi), can do everything C can do, and far better. It is a mystery to me why Microsofts Bill Gates has pushed Basic and C instead of Delphi. If Windows and Word were written in Delphi, they would be far more robust than they are. I accuse Mr. Gates of ignorance of sound engineering practice, not following IBMs lead in engineering.
Monroe Township, N.J.