Re: Most annoying aspects of C++
In article <C0B6C008.1A409firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Michael Hopkins <email@example.com> wrote:
We all know that C++ is a cleverly conceived multi-paradigm language that
sacrifices very little in efficiency for what it delivers in terms of
type-safety, encapsulation and generic behaviour.
What I want to ask here is - what are the features that people most dislike
about it i.e. that:
- make it more difficult than necessary to implement designs
- introduce subtle bugs
- force the developer to think in counter-intuitive ways
- make managing a software project more troublesome
- make using or producing libraries inconvenient
There may be others. I am not talking about subjective things like syntax,
more concerned with tangible design & software engineering issues.
This has the makings of a flame war. You are asking the people who love
the language most to dis it... :-)
The "feature" I most dislike is wild pointers. The fact that they can be
created, and the fact that there is no language facility to track them
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