Re: C++14: Papers
On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 6:57:40 PM UTC+1, Stefan Ram wrote:
Nobody <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
What is =BBthe actual usage of a language=AB (in terms
of a number that fits in a table)?
That is, I think, the real question. Until it has been
answered, all of the sites which pretend to measure which
language is most used are just showing their incompetence (or
dishonesty, perhaps, in some cases).
All I claim is that there is a large class of applications for
C++ is more or less the only solution. Today (and I often
wonder why Ada 95 didn't get more consideration). It wasn't
necessarily true in the past, and perhaps it won't be true in
the future, although I don't see any potential concurrent being
developped at the moment.
That doesn't mean that it's the only language, or the best
language for everything. Where I work, we use Excel,
Mathematica, Python and C# as well, not to mention specialized
languages like SQL, or individual choices for local tools (e.g.
I'll often use bash, or even the Bourne shell, with sed and
awk, and the rest for small, quick tools). All of the real work
is done in C++, but there's a lot of "glue" as well.