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comment Are Compiler Directives an Antipattern?
Compiler directives are useful and often necessary. The problem in your case is not the directives, but their improper use. I would say the antipattern is not the directives, but their use, and the project managment that led to that solution.
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comment Scratch - why do schools teach students a language that is not used anywhere else?
@NimChimpsky--you talk about "having actual real world practical benefit". The greatest practical advantage that a programming education can give is not a familiarity with language, but an understanding of programming. Not what happens when a given construct is used, but how and why it happens. This is what separates the wizard from the voodoo programmer, the ability to understand, not just do. A programmer who has learned well can program in any language; one who has learned poorly cannot even program in the language he learned. So why call little-used languages impractical?
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