Python training time (was)
johnochiltree at blueyonder.co.uk
Wed Feb 5 08:02:24 CET 2003
Brandon Van Every wrote:
> I knew *every* aspect of C++ in 1994, but since then the language has
> :-) In 1996 I took a job that did only C. I discovered how much I could
> get done with only C. In 1998 I resumed C++ on my own. I didn't bother
> catch up to the current C++ standard until fairly recently. The only
> "newfangled" thing I make use of is exception handling. I'm peripherally
> aware of various cast and operator tricks, but the need for them just
> come up. Back in the day, STL wasn't worth considering because it wasn't
> really standard and tended to be broken. Even today, I hear that vendors'
> STLs tend to be broken, so I am leery of trusting any long term
> to them. I'd say the yawning gap in my C++ knowledge is STL. Other than
> that, I'd say I know 90% of the language.
The STL description and commentary in Stroustrup is nearly half the book.
How can you claim you know 90% of the language. Ahh I remember - you don't
use patterns and templates (all those iterator templates are patterns!!!)
So, that's at least 2 languages you don't know everything about.
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