Subject: Re: gcc-ansi -pedantic and long long on NetBSD
To: None <>
From: T. William Wells <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/01/1994 00:02:53
In article <>,
Ted Lemon  <> wrote:
: Maybe this is a stupid question, but why are people using -pedantic?

Because some of us understand why "pedantry" is good.

This not being the place for an extended debate, I'll just say
that after twenty odd years of programming experience, the one
thing I've learned about my fellow coders is that most of them
can't code worth shit. One of the reasons for this is not
understanding why "pedantry" is important to producing good
code.... (Hint: for the same reason lint is -- not that enough
coders use that, either.)