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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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RE[4]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA.
by Delgarde on Sun 13th Jan 2013 22:14 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA."
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I understand written English but I do not understand German at all.

Let's blame the "German language designers" for creating a language that not all people can understand.

It's easy to mock, but his point was not unreasonable - Java is a much simpler language than C++, without templates, pointers, etc. A non-Java programmer looking to read Java code is going to have a much easier job understanding what he sees, than a non-C++ programmer looking to read C++ code.

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