Linked by David Adams on Sun 14th Aug 2011 22:41 UTC, submitted by subterrific
General Development The final ISO ballot on C++0x closed on Wednesday, and we just received the results: Unanimous approval. The next revision of C++ that we've been calling "C++0x" is now an International Standard! Geneva will take several months to publish it, but we hope it will be published well within the year, and then we'll be able to call it "C++11."
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A famous programmers thoughts
by andih on Mon 15th Aug 2011 19:09 UTC
andih
Member since:
2010-03-27

"C++ is a horrible language. It's made more horrible by the fact that a lot of substandard programmers use it, to the point where it's much much easier to generate total and utter crap with it. Quite frankly, even if the choice of C were to do *nothing* but keep the C++ programmers out, that in itself would be a huge reason to use C."
I cant help loving this quote :p

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ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

A lot of huge software has been written using C++: Photoshop, the JVM, Firefox, MySQL, Maya, WinAmp, etc. All KDE stuff is written in C++.

I like a lot C and have a lot of respect to Linux and its creator, but, when talking about C++, Linux Torvalds is just a troll.

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f0dder Member since:
2009-08-05

I like a lot C and have a lot of respect to Linux and its creator, but, Linux Torvalds is just a troll.

There, fixed that for you ;)

He obviously has skills, but he really is a big, arrogant, patronizing troll when dealing with things he doesn't like/know/understand.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

A lot of huge software has been written using C++: Photoshop, the JVM, Firefox, MySQL, Maya, WinAmp, etc. All KDE stuff is written in C++.

I like a lot C and have a lot of respect to Linux and its creator, but, when talking about C++, Linux Torvalds is just a troll.


I think what one can learn from that is one should blame the programmer and not the language the programmer writes his software in. A horrible undisciplined programmer who writes utter crap in C++ will do the very same in C, Java, C# or what ever language one wishes to throw at the problem. When it comes to Photoshop as one example, its shittiness in terms of bugs and Mac OS X compatibility have more to do with code rot and Adobe refusing to do regular maintenance than anything to do with Mac OS X, C++ or lack of utilising Cocoa - moving from C++ to some other language won't solve something that is baked into the very corporate culture.

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