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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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spot on
by bram on Fri 11th Jan 2013 00:40 UTC
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The author is spot on.
It is a well written article.

C++ does not force you to go OO, but it encourages it.
In large systems, OO will hurt you.

The older I get, the more I like C, and detest C++.
Read Scott Meyers on how you can get yourself in trouble with C++. There are hundreds of different pitfalls waiting to trap you.

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