29 Oct '13, 9pm

Interview: Bjarne Stroustrup Discusses C++ (Oct. 29, 2013)

Interview: Bjarne Stroustrup Discusses C++ (Oct. 29, 2013)

C++ was and is meant to be a tool for professionals and for people who takes programming seriously. It can and is used by novices, but the too often heard complaint that “C++ isn’t for everybody and not every project is easily done using C++” is based on a seriously miscomprehension. There can be no programming language that is perfect for everybody and for everything. C++ doesn’t try to be everything for everybody, but it is rather good at the tasks for which it was designed – mostly systems programming, software infrastructure, and resource-constrained applications. C++ dominates the fields where its strengths are needed. The fact that you can write a simple web app easier using JavaScript or Ruby does not bother me. Basically, C++ was not primarily designed for tasks of medium complexity, medium performance, and medium reliability, written by programmers of medium skill...

Full article: http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/interview-bjarne-st...

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