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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// Create some blank paper. Everthing is free inside the computer!
Paper1 Paper;
Paper2 Paper;

Mmmm... compile time error. The right way would be:

Paper Paper1;
Paper Paper2;

BTW, I don't like C++ syntax at all... It's verbose like Java and ugly like Perl. The worst of two worlds. ;)

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