Linked by David Adams on Sat 11th Oct 2008 16:48 UTC, submitted by IndigoJo
General Development Eric Raymond is working on an essay, putatively titled "Why C++ Is Not My Favorite Programming Language". In his announcement, he calls it "an overcomplexity generator", "bloated, obfuscated, unwieldy, rigid, and brittle", and alleges that these characteristics appear in C++ applications also. I contend that many of the complaints about C++ are petty or are aimed at specific libraries or poor documentation and that many of the features commonly regarded as unnecessary (and excluded from intended replacements) are, in fact, highly useful. C++: the Ugly Useful Programming Language
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Accident
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2005-07-29

Well D comes pretty close to what he's looking for.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D_programming

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wanker90210 Member since:
2007-10-26

Personally I have high hopes for Vala:
http://live.gnome.org/Vala

That's the first project in years that has made me really excited.

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sigzero Member since:
2006-01-03

Personally I have high hopes for Vala:
http://live.gnome.org/Vala

That's the first project in years that has made me really excited.



I hope Vala goes somewhere myself as well. I like the tack they are taking with it.

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