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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OK, but that applies to about any language ;)

C compatible? Since when can I take my c code and just run it through the perl interpreter? Python interpreter? Java compiler?

I can do that with my objective-c compiler.

Anyway, if there is any feature that is really *unique* to C++, it is destructor.

You're right there. I don't rely on that often at all, though.

Edited 2008-10-11 23:34 UTC

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