Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Jan 2013 23:15 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "Programming languages are living phenomena: They're born, the lucky ones that don't die in infancy live sometimes long, fruitful lives, and then inevitably enter a period of decline. Unlike real life, the decline can last many, many years as the presence of large legacy codebases means practiced hands must tend the code for decades. The more popular the language once was, the longer this period of decline will be."
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Renaissance?
by kwan_e on Tue 15th Jan 2013 01:52 UTC
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2007-02-18

Nobody expects a C++ renaissance.

Even so, it's a bit premature to declare anything given C++ has only just been standardized and compiler support is traditionally slow.

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RE: Renaissance?
by ebasconp on Tue 15th Jan 2013 04:05 in reply to "Renaissance?"
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2006-05-09

Renaissance? What for? It never died! ;)

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RE: Renaissance?
by moondevil on Tue 15th Jan 2013 10:21 in reply to "Renaissance?"
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2005-07-08

In the meantime, C code gets replaced by C++ (Windows, gcc, Quake3, ...).

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RE: Renaissance?
by Valhalla on Tue 15th Jan 2013 17:08 in reply to "Renaissance?"
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2006-01-24

Nobody expects a C++ renaissance.

Nobody expects the Spanish inquisition ;)

Seriously though, I fully agree with you. I can't see how someone could expect a long-time established language like C++ suddenly have a noticeable user surge due to new features being added.

Also I can't see how javascript could possibly be 'treading water' given how pervasive it's become on the web, not to mention new 'technologies' like HTML5 relying on it.

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RE[2]: Renaissance?
by ebasconp on Tue 15th Jan 2013 17:37 in reply to "RE: Renaissance?"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

Maybe for productivity applications, it does not make any sense; but if you plan to wrote something low level, the new features of C++ get you attracted more to the language than before.

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RE[2]: Renaissance?
by kwan_e on Tue 15th Jan 2013 22:54 in reply to "RE: Renaissance?"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Seriously though, I fully agree with you. I can't see how someone could expect a long-time established language like C++ suddenly have a noticeable user surge due to new features being added.


And it makes me wonder* about the figures when Java moved from 1.4 to 5 to 6 to 7.

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