Programming in Languages Other Than C++: Cheap, Dirty Thrills
- I Want To Hate C++. Really!
- "Good" Points of VB and Java
- Let's Blame Somebody. How About Sun and Microsoft?
- Summing Up
I Want To Hate C++. Really!
I don't know about you, but I've wanted to hate C++ ever since I first read Bjarne Stroustrup's The C++ Programming Language way back in my late teens. I have reason to believe that others felt this way as well. As represented by the book, C++ really didn't have a whole lot going for it. The examples were all templates, the book was not really approachable as a book per se, and generally, when I needed to refer to it, it left me in a vaguely homicidal mood. At one point, I remember snapping at a college friend who mentioned vectors. (He deserved it.)
Of course, anyone who has written code in C++ while others (to remain nameless) in the same department coded in VBand who has then destroyed those others' pride and dignity with overwhelming speed at development team meetingsknows that C++ is, quite simply, the one and only "cool" programming language. There is no language faster, more flexible, or more capable than C/C++, with the exception of Assembly, which suffers from some pretty serious issues, leaving C/C++ the disputed winner.