Re: "Why C++ is the perfect choice for modern app development"

From: (Stefan Ram)
24 Jul 2014 16:10:42 GMT
Paavo Helde <> writes:

I hope you realize that these two languages are totally different in how
they are maintained and standardized. Java is a proprietary product of a
single company, they can churn out any feature like Swing in a short time
and call it "standard", then deprecate and remove it in a few years.

  They are in a legal battle right now with another company on
  the question whether the Java API can be copyright-protected IIRC.

  I don't know whether it would be allowed for anyone to create a
  new programming language and call it ?C++?. It would at least
  be frowned upon in the community!

for their short-term business interests. As a result, the only major
feature which has been deprecated in C++ is the template export, which
has never worked anyway for most of the users.

  I am not aware of a Java program from the 90s that cannot be
  compiled and executed with a JDK 8 of today.

In this light, Java is not a standardized language, but rather a single
product of a single company.

  The text ?Java? (4 letters) is a trademark of Oracle, and
  the JLS by Oracle is the authoritative language
  specification. I might not deem it wrong to say that Java is
  ?standardized? by Oracle. Both Oracle and the ISO are
  non-governmental organizations.

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