Linked by MOS6510 on Thu 10th Jan 2013 23:25 UTC
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[9]: Point by point
by kwan_e on Mon 14th Jan 2013 01:07 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Point by point"
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Of course, it adds that much more complexity

I find I have to write wrappers around a lot of library functions in any language. Maybe except for Python, with it's "batteries included" principle.

The C++ STL has a boatload of generic algorithms that provide typed sorting that qsort lacks.

Templates keeps all the complexity in compile time.

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