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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There are tons of big commercial applications written in Java. In fact, I prefer ThinkFree Office (100% Java/Swing) over Ms Office any day.

I wish that were the case but the problem is that there are still some JNI components involved in it. I was hopeing to be able to run it on my SGI Octane the moment I saw "Java" then I realised that it had Java, but it wasn't written in 100% pure java and all of it stored nicely in a big fat *.jar file.

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