C++, can we develop collaborative software tools?

Dave Love d.love at dl.ac.uk
Tue Jan 18 15:05:18 EST 1994

>>>>> "Daz" == Daz  <darrenp at bruce.cs.monash.edu.au> writes:

 Daz> I think C++ is the best
 Daz> general purpose programming language around. It's well supported,
 Daz> a lot safer than C, more flexible, and allows a high level of 
 Daz> abstraction, or low level interaction if needed.

I wouldn't argue for a `best' language, but several things in this
thread show up C++ in a bad light against, for instance, Lisp, which
wins as above too: development time; tension between prototyping and
performance; lack of built-in data types; compiler/linker problems;
general clunkiness...

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