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: true, but some libraries...
by Vanders on Fri 11th Jan 2013 11:25 UTC in reply to "true, but some libraries..."
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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.

Vectors are nice (as are Lists) but those alone aren't good enough reasons to use C++.

One thing that's always confused me is the odd separation between the STL and language features. For example, why are Iterators an STL class rather than being a language construct, along with some syntactic sugar like a foreach statement?

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