Linked by MOS6510 on Thu 10th Jan 2013 23:25 UTC
General Development "For years I've tried my damnedest to get away from C. Too simple, too many details to manage, too old and crufty, too low level. I've had intense and torrid love affairs with Java, C++, and Erlang. I've built things I'm proud of with all of them, and yet each has broken my heart. They've made promises they couldn't keep, created cultures that focus on the wrong things, and made devastating tradeoffs that eventually make you suffer painfully. And I keep crawling back to C."
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RE[2]: true, but some libraries...
by kwan_e on Fri 11th Jan 2013 01:14 UTC in reply to "RE: true, but some libraries..."
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What are you talking about?! The STL and Boost are bloated and ugly; and worst of all they produce the most useless, verbose, garbage compile-time errors. (Admittedly the ugliness of those errors are partly due to C++'s template implementations, and STL and Boost are far and away the best set of libraries for C++)

The problem there is the lack of adequate tooling for C++. C++ templating should have been largely fixed by having Concepts. Too bad it didn't make it into the standard.

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