|Re: What do you think of this vehicle propulsion & protection system patent?
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Author: Arved Sandstrom Date: Jun 7, 2010 23:41
Fred J. McCall wrote:
> Frogwatch mindspring.com> wrote:
>> On Jun 7, 5:41 am, Arved Sandstrom hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> The problem with using C++ ... is that there's already a strong tendency
>>> in the language to require you to know everything before you can do
>>> -- Larry Wall
>> You do C++? Hmm, wanna make some money on the side?
> Doesn't *everyone* do C++?
Realistically probably less than 10%% of all programmers have ever
seriously "done" C++, and I question whether more than 1-2%% of all
programmers have ever "done" C++ well.
> I find LARRY WALL complaining about C++ to be rather ironic, given
> that he produced one of the world's few true write-only languages.
Well, Larry's right insofar as there's a steeper learning curve for C++
than most other languages, and you need to know quite a bit more just to
be useful. OTOH, I see that as an advantage - way too many people using
other languages read a "Learn X in 21 Days" book and at the end of the
month actually believe they can program...C++ seriously disabuses you of
that notion; it's one of the few languages that you can't dabble in.
The problem with using C++ ... is that there's already a strong tendency
in the language to require you to know everything before you can do
-- Larry Wall