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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No way
by EmptiusBranius on Mon 13th Oct 2008 05:15 UTC
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C++ is a political translation technique that is wasting everybodys time. Were in 2008! - Not 1978. I have 7921 characters lef.. shoot.. 7889 aw dam.. 7875 ah! nevermind.

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