Bjarne Stroustrup says

Bjarne Stroustrup says in his FAQ:

"I also worry about a phenomenon I have repeatedly observed in honest attempts at language comparisons. The authors try hard to be impartial, but are hopelessly biased by focusing on a single application, a single style of programming, or a single culture among programmers. Worse, when one language is significantly better known than others, a subtle shift in perspective occurs: Flaws in the well-known language are deemed minor and simple workarounds are presented, whereas similar flaws in other languages are deemed fundamental. Often, the workarounds commonly used in the less-well-known languages are simply unknown to the people doing the comparison or deemed unsatisfactory because they would be unworkable in the more familiar language."



I recently sent off some nine-track tapes to a fellow named Bob Chicko who had a tape reader and could recover some of the data. These tapes are old and contain some archives from my college days.

I found this email hilarious in its obscurity: