Linked by David Adams on Sat 11th Oct 2008 16:48 UTC, submitted by IndigoJo
General Development Eric Raymond is working on an essay, putatively titled "Why C++ Is Not My Favorite Programming Language". In his announcement, he calls it "an overcomplexity generator", "bloated, obfuscated, unwieldy, rigid, and brittle", and alleges that these characteristics appear in C++ applications also. I contend that many of the complaints about C++ are petty or are aimed at specific libraries or poor documentation and that many of the features commonly regarded as unnecessary (and excluded from intended replacements) are, in fact, highly useful. C++: the Ugly Useful Programming Language
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No surprise
by massysett on Sat 11th Oct 2008 17:19 UTC
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Whether it's about CUPS or Fedora, all ESR does these days is spout ugly, venemous rants about what he hates, even when it's rooted in nothing but some bad experience he had one day. No suprise he is doing it again.

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