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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[2]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA.
by sergio on Fri 11th Jan 2013 19:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Sorry, C++ is a PITA."
sergio
Member since:
2005-07-06

Even the stupidest people, like myself, can read Java code and get a general idea of what it does. It's a very simple and beautiful language to read.

Over engineering is not a language problem. You can over-engenier in assembler if you want.

The problem with C++ is the language complexity itself, It's difficult with or without over engineering.

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RE[3]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA.
by ebasconp on Fri 11th Jan 2013 21:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA."
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

I understand written English but I do not understand German at all.

<sarcasm>
Let's blame the "German language designers" for creating a language that not all people can understand.
</sarcasm>

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RE[4]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA.
by Delgarde on Sun 13th Jan 2013 22:14 in reply to "RE[3]: Sorry, C++ is a PITA."
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

I understand written English but I do not understand German at all.

Let's blame the "German language designers" for creating a language that not all people can understand.


It's easy to mock, but his point was not unreasonable - Java is a much simpler language than C++, without templates, pointers, etc. A non-Java programmer looking to read Java code is going to have a much easier job understanding what he sees, than a non-C++ programmer looking to read C++ code.

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