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]: Nothing wrong with it
by Vanders on Sun 12th Oct 2008 10:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Nothing wrong with it"
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Templates are great, but template syntax is awful. I've also yet to see streams used effectively anywhere: after their first C++ "Hello world" most coders seem to just avoid them.

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