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[2]: I like C++
by danieldk on Sun 12th Oct 2008 07:58 UTC in reply to "RE: I like C++"
danieldk
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All the C++ bashers it seems have gathered at slashdot. Just wait until this article appears there and go see the comments.


Most of the people there seem to be advocating the language du jour, or LISP, or Haskell. The fact is, these (LISP and Haskell) are not new languages, and have had many opportunities to prove themselves. Though, almost noone uses them for writing large real-life applications.

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