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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C++ using the STL, SQLite, and Poco is rich
by pcunite on Sun 12th Oct 2008 14:34 UTC
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C++ using the STL, SQLite, and Poco is simple and creates readable code. People and corporations have come to late to tell me C++ is hard, unusable or too complex.

To everyone else go ahead a learn a new language every 5 years while I perfect the one that runs on everything.

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