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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RE: c++
by l3v1 on Sun 12th Oct 2008 09:04 UTC in reply to "c++"
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The bad thing about C++ is that it's way too easy to program fugly code which no one can read now maintain.

That's not the fault of the language, it's the fault of the coder. Yes, I strongly believe that. F*cked up coders can generate unbelievably unreadable and unmaintanable code in whatever language.

Up to this day I code all my algorithm code in c++ (mostly computationally highly intensive image and video processing code, some heavily multithreaded) and if I can choose, then I choose it always before any other language, java and c# included.

Some say it's bad, because it's easy to make mistakes. Well, learn to avoid those mistakes then, fools, and believe me, those good practices will help you in the long term, and big time.

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