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
Permalink for comment 333316
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Nothing wrong with it
by Vanders on Sat 11th Oct 2008 17:57 UTC
Member since:

If you avoid the really icky stuff like templates, use namespaces effectively and don't make your classes stupidly complex, C++ is about as bad as any other language I.e. not bad at all.

Oh and streams also suck a bit, but that's just my own personal thing.

Reply Score: 3