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: Before you get rid of C++ ....
by werpu on Mon 13th Oct 2008 10:19 UTC in reply to "Before you get rid of C++ ...."
werpu
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Before you get rid of C++, how about developing a language (with appropriate libraries) to do everything C++ does, including the ability to code fast, tight, native applications that can run on multiple platforms, and which will allow you to code close to the metal if you would like.


Objective-C... as old as C++ but way superior!

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