Posted by edburns
on March 21, 2005 at 6:21 AM PST
Random thought: No-one ever seriously trash-talks C++ being difficult to use. We all know that's the way it is, and we live with it. It's funny how Java now has to go though the ease-of-development transition that C++ has never gone through.
I was doing some C++ hacking today, and I added the traditional:
preprocessor magic in my .h file and it occurred to me: normally I
don't even question having to type such nonsense in C++, I just live
with it. Exploring this train of thought more completely, I realized
that C++ has never gone through a concerted ease-of-development effort
as Java has been going through over the past few years. Why is that?
Is it because
doesn't care about
developer? Is it because no one company is betting its future on
the success of C++, and therefore there is no need to expand the ranks
of the developer?
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