[swift-evolution] A concern

Rien Rien at Balancingrock.nl
Sun Feb 19 12:28:13 CST 2017

No, I was referring to the original Apple document that introduced Objective-C.

But actually C is a good example.

The original work by Ritchie and Kernighan was also quite limited in scope. A small book and could easily be learned in a WE, I think I still have it somewhere in my library...

Today -as you correctly point out- C has become, well, bloatware imo.

Partly because it had to grow with time (more hw architectures), but I think more so because of countless committee meetingsā€¦


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> On 19 Feb 2017, at 18:55, Chris Lattner <clattner at nondot.org> wrote:
>> On Feb 19, 2017, at 1:00 AM, Rien via swift-evolution <swift-evolution at swift.org> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> Its Sunday, time for some reflection...
>> One of the big plusses of Objective-C was that the entire manual was just a few pages long. I have not looked it up, but IIRC the entire manual describing the language was probably less than 50 pages. Much less if you subtract the filler stuff.
> Objective-C is a superset of C, and the C parts are really important in practice.  Are you including the complexity of C in your measure?
> -Chris

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