Everyone shakes their head knowingly about the problem, but whenever someone here suggests using safer and saner tools, the response is howls of protest.
"Buggy code is the developer's fault. Just try harder!"
"It's BNF/not BNF!"
"It uses/doesn't use types!"
"It doesn't let you achieve the last epsilon of speed!"
"It doesn't allow/does wrong my preferred form of prototypes/mixins/inheritance!"
"Everybody is using something else!"
"This is fine."