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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Morph
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2007-08-20

no a software with the same quality, functionality and performance to Microsoft Office or to Adobe Photoshop written in Java or C# or Python... and because their huge dimensions, they are not written in C neither, they are C++ code).

The reason that MS Office, Photoshop etc are written in C++ and not in C#, etc is because they predate C#, Java and Python by many years. These apps have been around since the early 90's.
Take any large Java app and work on it solidly for 15 years with a team of hundreds and then you will have something that you can compare to MS Office and Photoshop.

If Microsoft was starting MS Office from scratch today, I'm sure they'd go with C#/.NET from the outset.

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