Linked by MOS6510 on Thu 10th Jan 2013 23:25 UTC
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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RE: spot on
by tylerdurden on Fri 11th Jan 2013 01:00 UTC in reply to "spot on"
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In my experience it is the opposite; C++ deters people from proper object orientation. IMO, C++ is such a syntactical kludge that plenty of programmers I have worked with revert to procedural thinking inadvertently when coding in it.

I don't think the object orientation is what makes large C++ projects hard to maintain.

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