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Comment: Re:Headline Is So Very Wrong (Score 1) 1193

by Ian Lance Taylor (#33982788) Attached to: How Google Avoided Paying $60 Billion In Taxes

The only way you can conclude that nearly 50% of the people in the U.S. pay not taxes is if you think that the only taxes people pay are income taxes. In fact most people pay payroll taxes, for social security and medicare. Those are about 7.5% of income for most people. 7.5% is a long way from zero.

And then there are sales taxes.

Comment: Re:Yes. And Go has the same problems (Score 1) 878

by Ian Lance Taylor (#33022362) Attached to: Google Engineer Decries Complexity of Java, C++

Go has panic/recover, which can serve the same purpose as exceptions in other language.

Go has no immutability concept, so it doesn't have half-assed one.

Yes, focusing on compile time is relevant; I think anybody who writes large C++ programs can see the point of that.

Go has a modularization system by my definition, I don't know what you mean by it.

FORTRAN is for pipe stress freaks and crystallography weenies.

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