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[2]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA.
by radix on Fri 11th Jan 2013 10:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Sorry, C++ is a PITA."
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Mastering the entire language is also necessary when working in teams or dealing with code somebody else wrote (so this affects perhaps 90% of programmers). Some people think it's necessary to use every feature language provides.

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