Re: Wollongong, Recvfrom, and UDP


cire@clash.cisco.com
Thu, 14 Jul 88 21:44:52 PDT


>> Date: Thu, 14 Jul 88 13:49:24 PDT
>> From: mcc@ETN-WLV.EATON.COM (Merton Campbell Crockett)
>> To: Fitch@DOCKMASTER.ARPA, tcp-ip@SRI-NIC.ARPA
>> Subject: Re: Wollongong, Recvfrom, and UDP
>>
>> Don't understand why you're proud that you can read MACRO when you have to!
>> MACRO is wonderfully explicit unlike C which lacks clarity and Ada which is
>> totally obscure.

Let's not get religious here. Sure MACRO is explicit but that is different
than clarity. MACRO is clear when you understand it. I think this is
generally true for any language (computer that is). To someone that doesn't
know the machine the MACRO is for a program will be very obscure. But
that isn't true for the higher level languages. That is once you understand
the language.

-c
cire|eric

Eric B. Decker
cisco Systems
Menlo Park, California

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