Thursday, December 22, 2011

Alternate Paths: C++

Just say no!

I tried to like C++.  I really did.  I even bought Bjarne Stroustrup's book, "The Design and Evolution of C++."  I'm sorry.  That book just reads as an apology, a justification, for why C++ was such crap.

And C++ was bad.  It was the C successor that broke the C dynasty.  Apple went to Objective-C, a much better "Object C." Sun cleaned C++'s clock with Java, and when Microsoft did a fork, it was from Java to C#.

There was a time when C++ was more heavily supported, particularly as a Microsoft programming language, but that day is gone.  I don't think there is much of a need for advanced programmers to learn it, and beginners should avoid the horror.

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