C++ bad-mouthing (was: Why learn Python ??)
John J. Lee
jjl at pobox.com
Tue Jan 13 00:26:43 CET 2004
Paul Rubin <http://phr.cx@NOSPAM.invalid> writes:
> C++ was motivated by the problems faced by big projects written in C.
> I'm talking about stuff like telephone switches with hundreds of
> programmers and millions of lines of code. Even with very competent
If you're doing a comparative study of C and C++, that's true.
But many, many other languages that don't suffer from C++'s absurd
baggage also provide that kind of scalability (in terms of function
points -- nobody cares about lines of code). The consensus seems to
be that the root causes of C++'s baggage are C-compatibility and
efficiency, not primarily the demands of large projects.
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