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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[3]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA.
by sergio on Fri 11th Jan 2013 19:50 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA."
sergio
Member since:
2005-07-06

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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RE[4]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA.
by ebasconp on Fri 11th Jan 2013 20:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA."
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Don't you consider precious the time you are learning something new?

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RE[4]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA.
by kwan_e on Sat 12th Jan 2013 00:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA."
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

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.


I don't think that's true. I've dived through the code of C++ libraries like Qt, Boost, STL, scene graphs and game engines, and they haven't really used language features that aren't in common use.

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