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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RE: Nothing wrong with it
by baadger on Sat 11th Oct 2008 22:12 UTC in reply to "Nothing wrong with it"
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Templates and streams (and the STL containers) are 2 of my favourite features. The fact that you don't use them is fine with me and it also highlights just what is special about C++.

In C++ you get all the _options_ and you can code the way you prefer without having a paradigm shoved down your throat.

Edited 2008-10-11 22:15 UTC

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