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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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Brendan
Member since:
2005-11-16

Hi,

As far as I can tell, for all programming languages the majority of problems/bugs are caused by people having trouble dealing with complexity.

The C++ way of dealing with problems caused by complexity is to add more complexity.

- Brendan

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

The C++ way of dealing with problems caused by complexity is to add more complexity.


It's not, as evidenced by the C++11 process. A lot of the effort was made to simplify the language. The "complexity" if you can call it that, mostly came from increasing library features.

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ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

The C++ way of dealing with problems caused by complexity is to add more complexity.

- Brendan


Are you sure what are you talking about?

C++03:
------
vector<Object*> objs = get_objects();
for (vector<Object*>::const_iterator i = v.begin(); i != v.end(); ++v)
{
cout << (*i)->toString() << endl;
}
for (vector<Object*>::iterator i = v.begin(); i != v.end(); ++v)
delete *i;


C++11:
------
vector<shared_ptr<Object>> objs = get_objects();
for (auto& s : v)
{
cout << s->toString() << endl;
}

The C++11 stuff is easier to read, easier to program, does not need to deal with memory manually and is exception-safe.

Introducing range-based for loops, static type deduction, move semantics, shared pointers and a lot of interesting stuff, they simplified the language, made the libraries more efficient and they kept backwards compatibility.

Edited 2013-01-11 19:48 UTC

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Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

Did you just make code smaller than it needs to be just to make a point, as if lines matter

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