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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It has nothing to do with being old to learn something new, but more with spare time. There is too much information out there, too many different ways of skinning a cat. I personally don't think C++ is worth the effort, I just don't like the way it's designed. I'd be more inclined to put the time and effort into Ada, I think Ada is far superior to C++, but that's just my personal opinion.

I can see why C++ and Java appeal to so many people, but there are some people like me who prefer simpler things in life. As an example, I still own an old monochrome Nokia mobile phone, it does the job, it never crashes and I would never trade it for an iPhone or any other gizmo of that sort.

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