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> SQL is just an ugly historical accident.

Maybe, but as Bjarne Stroustrup said: "There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses." SQL seems like that: pragmatic, not perfect, but everyone uses it.






Bjarne invented C++, I don't think parroting Bjarne contributes anything to the discussion.

You don't think quoting a person responsible for creating one of the most influential programming languages contributes to a discussion on programming?

I'd call C with classes a very costly mistake, that's probably set back computing by decades. But I can't deny its influence, although I would respectfully disagree that it's a good thing.

You're talking about C, right? :-)



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