Re: The (anti) C++ FQA Lite -- worth a look
Osmium skrev den 2014-07-24 17:08:
"Juha Nieminen" wrote:
The above are a good example of completely inconsistent logic. He both
decries the language being "too complex", and at the same time that it
isn't complex enough, lacking some arbitrary features in some other
languages. The above examples are, basically, "it's too complex",
"it's not complex enough", "it's too complex", "it's not complex enough".
I have zero interest in defending the article in question. But WRT "too
complex", consider the following. C++ has an exception mechanism. C
provided <signal.h> to handle certain exceptions, which C++ renamed and
kept. Can't you see how providing two methods to do one thing is more
complex than providing one method? This has nothing at all to do with
whether the approach used to develop C++ was necessary and proper. It has
to solely to do with the end result.
Exceptions and signals are two different thing with entirely different
usages (in C++).
The complexity complaints for the language fall flat when the author lists:
The type system is too complex
Not enough built-in types
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