Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd Sep 2012 20:46 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development I like this one: "By definition, a program is an entity that is run by the computer. It talks directly to the CPU and the OS. Code that does not talk directly to the CPU and the OS, but is instead run by some other program that does talk directly to the CPU and the OS, is not a program; it's a script." Here's the other eleven.
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RE: C++
by satsujinka on Tue 4th Sep 2012 01:13 UTC in reply to "C++"
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I'm a C proponent who started in C++...

Personally, my (biggest) issue with C++ is that it's simply too large of a language. If you get 10 people who say they know C++ chances are good that the only overlap is going to be the subset of C++ that is C.

C++ also reinvents a bunch of things from C (such as I/O) and it's debatable whether it actually improved them.

tl;dr. C++'s flexibility is both its strength and its weakness. It allows you to do all sorts of crazy things, but at the end of the day they're still crazy.

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