Strict is in; lax is out

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at
Mon Aug 22 15:22:41 EDT 2016

> "LCB is less bad than most other languages"


On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 3:16 PM, Mike Kerner <MikeKerner at>

> I can't stand strict.  That's part of the reason why I choose to use LC
> instead of C.  I would rather have to find and fix typos in variable names
> than have to coerce type changes when I want to do something with a
> variable, or have to declare variable after variable after variable in a
> block of code.  How about case-sensitivity?  Unfortunately, in LCB there is
> more of that, as well.  It annoys me.  Our enterprise system's IDE is
> case-sensitive, and every time I have to work on it I can't wait to be rid
> of it.  If you read through the code for some of the widgets in LCB, you
> will either be overjoyed, or roll your eyes.  LCB is less bad than most
> other languages, but lazy compiler authors shouldn't win the day, the same
> way that the personal trainer doesn't get to tell the client what they're
> going to be doing for their workout, and grammar checkers don't get to
> dictate your use of the subjunctive, or lack thereof.
> And long live synonyms.  And beginning sentences or sentence fragments with
> conjunctions.

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