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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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RE: Sorry, C++ is a PITA.
by kwan_e on Fri 11th Jan 2013 02:54 UTC in reply to "Sorry, C++ is a PITA."
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C++ is too big for low level stuff

Why are you using all the bells and whistles of C++ for the low level stuff?

and too complicated for higher level stuff.

Qt seems to be doing all right.

It's almost impossible to master the language... really really hard (at least for stupid people like me... and We're the 99% xD).

Mastering the entire language is only really necessary if you're creating libraries for wide consumption. The difficult C++ features are there to achieve generalization while still retaining static pre-compile type checking.

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RE[2]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA.
by radix on Fri 11th Jan 2013 10:54 in reply to "RE: Sorry, C++ is a PITA."
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Mastering the entire language is also necessary when working in teams or dealing with code somebody else wrote (so this affects perhaps 90% of programmers). Some people think it's necessary to use every feature language provides.

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RE[3]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA.
by sergio on Fri 11th Jan 2013 19:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA."
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But 99% of the time you work with code created by another people!

C++ is so big that you are always learning the language, wasting precious time that can be used solving the actual problem.

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