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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Highly productive?
by dorin.lazar on Fri 11th Jan 2013 01:35 UTC
dorin.lazar
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2006-12-15

I think that the author's enthusiasm in the productivity arena is somewhat misguided. I love C but I don't find it as productive as C++ (especially when compared with C++11). It may be a personal feeling, but the OOP support that C++ offers makes you more productive, makes it easier to build higher scale applications.
And when you go into the C# development, comparing C with C# in the area of productivity is just mean towards C. I'm glad the author didn't insist much on the productivity part, because that would've been wrong. C is less productive, but it has all the other things that the author highlights.

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