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: c++
by bnolsen on Sun 12th Oct 2008 05:22 UTC in reply to "c++"
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Saying good c++ code ends up looking like java is kind of offensive...I take strong offense to that.

About the only way I can see c++ code looking like java is if the project & code base gets grossly over engineered.

The biggest valid complaints I've seen about c++ is that it allows for far too many different dialects to exist, all based on what company you work for or who you work with (of course the dialect I used is the best :-p )

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