Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 21st Sep 2010 21:32 UTC, submitted by diegocg
Qt After many months of designing, coding, reviewing, testing and documenting, Qt 4.7.0 is finally ready for the big time. Although it's a little more than nine months since Qt's last feature release (4.6.0 on December 1, 2009), the seeds of some of the new stuff in 4.7 were sown much earlier. Indeed, many of the ideas behind the biggest new feature in Qt 4.7.0, Qt Quick, were born more than two years ago, not long after Qt 4.4 was released
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turrini
Member since:
2006-10-31

I think you are horrible.

C first appeared in 1972, C++ in 1983. They're in use today, and will be for the next 40 years.

You will not survive until that, C/C++ will. Neither Java/.NET will.

So who is the horrible here?

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siride Member since:
2006-01-02

That's also true for COBOL and FORTRAN and MS Windows. Good company, eh? I mean, to be honest, that's really a terrible argument. Christianity as been around for a long time, as has prostitution and murder. Does age really mean anything? Not really. Just because C++ has been around does not mean it's the be-all, end-all.

Look, C++ is not a well-designed, well-implemented language. It's not good for RAD or business apps. It has its pluses, but mostly in the metaprogramming, performance-computing and research arena. For writing business apps, it just doesn't make sense. You have to do so much work, deal with slow and difficult compilers and work around semantics problems in the language. Why bother when you just need to make some forms and DB connections? Just use .NET or Java for that.

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tbcpp Member since:
2006-02-06

True, but that does ignore one important fact: there's no true replacement for C++ available. If I'm writing a game/compiler/hpc code I am forced to use C++. I may not like it, but there is no other option for code that needs to run as fast as possible and with as little memory overhead as possible.

Get me a language that can do that (and with a decent ide) and I'll be a happy camper.

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turrini Member since:
2006-10-31

I am C programmer for over 20 years and never had any of the problems you mentioned above.\

The difficults that novice programmers encounter are because they don't know computing at all.

That's why they makes mistakes.
That's why they can't develop in C/C++.

A real programmer must know, MUST KNOW, the machine he is operating.

Otherwise, they keep themselves in ignorance and use .NET, Java or SomeOtherManagedAndEasyLanguage.

Edited 2010-09-23 19:19 UTC

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