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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OK, but that applies to about any language ;)

Anyway, if there is any feature that is really *unique* to C++, it is destructor.

It is extremely useful and not present in any other language (AFAIK).

I guess destructors are the real reason why I prefer C++ ;)

Particulary, there is nothing similar in Objective-C.

Edited 2008-10-11 23:24 UTC

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