landley, stop hitting the Turing complete strawman
Posted Dec 27, 2012 8:50 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: landley, stop hitting the Turing complete strawman
Parent article: GNU sed 4.2.2 released; maintainer resigns
Oh wait, Ctrl-C. Or it will just hit an instantiation limit, or memory limit.
Has this ever been a problem for anyone? If not why do you keep making this stupid argument? (http://lwn.net/Articles/504751/ for the last time I know of.)
The fact that we can not classify all the programs is not a big deal, the fact that often C++ programs are very slow to compile is.
Not only C++ templates are Turing complete language, they are extremely inefficient Turing complete language.
Still, as Cyberax rightfully pointed out: C++ is the only game in town for what it does, so we are stuck with it.
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