"Exhibit A: linux zealot."
Exhibit A: troll
And its a silly troll, because I don't use Linux.
"Reminder: The main thesis is that unix tools are really bad
(and in that context, printf debugging makes sense)."
Reminder the guy is using Apple. If they cared about their developers more than fancy GUI, they would have fixed his bug long ago.
"Why do you bring windows into it?"
1) You want programming languages that run slow and safe, so incompetent programmers can make laggy software that annoys their users.
2) You want GUI that is operated by one finger and runs slow to kill user productivity.
3) You don't want to read anything, because you are intellectually lazy.
Well Windows is for you!
"The validity of the argument would still stand quite strong even if
all the GUI software out there vanished overnight.
Example of a guy having an easy time with the best IDE in the universe. 20 hours in and he couldn't figure it out without expert help from HMH forums. lol
Visual Studio DLL Compiler Nightmare (Week 5)
"One of the strongest being that C/C++ are part of UNIX lineage of tools. And they are - arguably - the worst programming languages ever made. And there are massive amounts of shitty Unix tools to address some of the problems in them.
"I like the freedom of corrupting memory as much as the next guy, *but not by default*.
I like uninitialized variables as much as the next guy, *but not by default*."
Exposes his own incompetence as a programmer. Also demonstrates he hasn't watched HMH.
C is used to make AAA games because it runs the fastest, because in the real world players don't want games that run like treacle. Players do not, nor should they care about making your life as a programmer easier. All they care about is that their experience be good. Your inability to use C is your failing as a programmer.
"If you like software-minimalism, I suggest ed - the standard text editor, and unplugging your display and using the printer for output, like true unix zealots do."
ed has its uses like when you need something really small to fix a system that won't boot. I'll make my own software choices thanks. I don't need advice from a silly troll who can't figure out a man page: "Up and down arrow keys to make teh page go up and down was teh hard."
"Also, aren't you the same nutcase who accused me of working for Unity? (despite the fact that somehow you end up being the first one to bring it up in the first place)."
You are a silly troll that is hostile to this community, that's for sure. You have nothing of value to offer us. I agree, you couldn't possibly work for Unity as an engineer, because even their engineers could figure out a man page. lol