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Re: C++ (was: Broken dream of mine :( )

From: arnuld uttre
Subject: Re: C++ (was: Broken dream of mine :( )
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 11:15:51 +0530

> On Wed, Sep 23, 2009 at 6:27 AM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
>> You can, but you need to think of technical details all the time.
>> That's what I meant when talking about the problem with C that you
>> don't see while using it: you need to be constantly aware of lots of
>> things, and that keeps your mind from the actual problems you're
>> trying to solve.
> Right, you can use languages with more abstraction to hide some
> complexity. However, this also obscures the view on what is really
> happening, and limits possibilities. So abstraction is always a
> compromise.
> The problem with C++ is that IMHO the abstractions are very poor: they
> obscure a lot without really hiding much complexity...

Yep, I was thinking of using OCaml but that is not as efficient as C
(or so I heard). but that irks me a little, 39 years and still 1
(actually 2, C and C++) language for system programming ?


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