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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I hate to agree with ESR...
by sergio on Sat 11th Oct 2008 17:45 UTC
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But He has a point here. C++ is the "Perl" of compiled languages... it's huge and HORRIBLE... but It's powerful and everybody uses it. It's a fact.

I think they have to take a _small_ subset of the language and create a new one from that (100% compatible at compiler and binary level). Then name it C--, Cava or C* and profit. :-)

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