May 10, 2001

Programmers: Otters with rocks

Author: JT Smith

ZDNET: "We've seen programming
languages develop
increasingly greater
distance from the
hardware they're meant to
control. C provided a level
of abstraction above
assembly language, and
C++ bolted numerous
extensions onto C,
creating what many
consider an unwieldy
monster. Having been
witness to quite a few
mind-curdling discussions
during the past few years
about what a given
snippet of C++ really
means, C++ evokes in me
parallels to esoteric
interpretation. Clearly, this
is not Programming for the
Rest of Us."
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