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[4]: C++
by kwan_e on Tue 4th Sep 2012 14:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: C++"
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Problem with C++ is that it's so wide that finding a group of people that think the same way about C++ is virtually impossible.

I fail to see why this is a problem. The multi-style nature of C++ is better than trying to cram every problem into an OO or functional or message passing style.

Conversely, I think you highlighted the best thing about C++ and is certainly one of the design goals Stroustrup had in mind. It allows the programmers to choose the style that fits a problem best.

I would hope that a person using C++ to write a webserver would have a completely different idea of how to use it to a person who uses C++ to write a game, or a realtime controller, or a stock exchange, or a highly parallel physics simulator, or a compiler.

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