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General Development "For years I've tried my damnedest to get away from C. Too simple, too many details to manage, too old and crufty, too low level. I've had intense and torrid love affairs with Java, C++, and Erlang. I've built things I'm proud of with all of them, and yet each has broken my heart. They've made promises they couldn't keep, created cultures that focus on the wrong things, and made devastating tradeoffs that eventually make you suffer painfully. And I keep crawling back to C."
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true, but some libraries...
by evert on Fri 11th Jan 2013 00:01 UTC
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The STL and Boost are just awesome, even when not using a OO programming style a C++ programmer has some very nice libraries available. Being able to use vectors is nice. Having many good libraries is nice:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:C%2B%2B_libraries

But otherwise, I mostly agree with the author. C has shortcomings, but they are well documented and tools are available to deal with them.

Edited 2013-01-11 00:07 UTC

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