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: The declined use of C++
by pcunite on Tue 14th Oct 2008 22:54 UTC in reply to "The declined use of C++"
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But on the day to day applications of the IT industry, C++ role has long been replaced by Java and C#.
So C++ is still an important language, but stop trying to portrait modern C++ as a no problems language that everyone would easily pick up.

The IT industry (corporate work place aka Corporate America) has always used the worst of the industry Microsoft/Sun/IBM backed development tools.

Object Pascal and C++ are the tools of choice for the free thinking ISV market. C++/Delphi for ISV custom/speed software and everything else for Corporate.

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