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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It's a matter of perspective
by JLF65 on Sat 11th Oct 2008 20:48 UTC
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I think the biggest problem with C++ is whether you're writing your own program, or trying to maintain/modify someone else's. I've not seen many C programs that would give anyone trouble maintaining, but the majority of C++ programs are the worst spaghetti code imaginable. It's too easy to make a bad C++ program, and then YOU/WE get stuck trying to make it into something useful.

This is probably because technical schools were pushing C++ and JAVA for the last decade or so, so every idiot and their dog who thinks "they be progamor" writes truly dreadful C++ that somehow manages to be adopted by people/companies.

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