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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PlatformAgnostic
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2006-01-02

Hear, hear! I have much more difficulty reading C++ code than C code (or C# code) because people define so much of their own stuff in C++ and you often have to jump around a lot to base classes, odd operator overloads, and template code (sometimes this is hard in a debugger).

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