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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 l3v1 on Fri 11th Jan 2013 13:43 UTC in reply to "Sorry, C++ is a PITA."
l3v1
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2005-07-06

C++ is too big for low level stuff and too complicated for higher level stuff.


Uhmm, no. It's just a language. Bloatness and overcomplication is caused by the coder doing all the wrong things.

All in all, while I'm not old myself, I still I'm fairly "weird" in not trusting coders who don't know c and/or c++. If they know, but choose to use something else for a specific task/project, and they have an explainable reason why, that's OK with me. Not knowing it, or not using it for reasons like the quote, is a no-go.

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RE[2]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA.
by lucas_maximus on Mon 14th Jan 2013 11:12 in reply to "RE: Sorry, C++ is a PITA."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I don't know C++ or C. I always find it infuriating that this attitude still exists that you must know C/C++ to be "good".

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