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Old 04-15-2009, 02:54 PM   #1
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Can someone validate this


I found this and I don't know if it is true. I know if someone put it on the internet it must be true. It is an interview with Stroustrup about C++ being invented to be so complex that it would never be used seriously.

Here is a link

http://harmful.cat-v.org/software/c+...it_for_you_all
 
Old 04-15-2009, 03:10 PM   #2
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Well!!! If it's true, it's a nuke.
If it's true, I could now argue that I'm not the only one who think that C++ is just crap...
 
Old 04-15-2009, 03:41 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by emclinux View Post
I know if someone put it on the internet it must be true.
That's sarcasm, right?
 
Old 04-15-2009, 03:44 PM   #4
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For the past few months, a hoax interview between Stroustrup and Computer has been making the rounds in cyberspace.
Read there:
http://www.research.att.com/~bs/ieee_interview.html
This dream was too beautiful to be true...
 
Old 04-15-2009, 04:18 PM   #5
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Well, another must read is this: http://yosefk.com/c++fqa/ .
 
Old 04-15-2009, 04:49 PM   #6
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Well I guess this is settled, Thanks jf.argentino
 
Old 04-15-2009, 09:32 PM   #7
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But it still is a wonderful interview! So true! In the past I joked with my colleagues that Stroustrup must have pulled Kernigan and Ritchie into a bar, got all very drunk, and then drew up C++. And decided to make the language as much write-only as possible and pushed orthogonality to an insane level, far beyond where C stopped at the point where it was still useful.

That summarizes pretty much that first interview.

And yes, I have to admit... although I can write OOP, I never mastered C++... sigh

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