Subject C++: The Ugly Useful Programming Language
Author marius popa
Eric Raymond is working on an essay, putatively titled "Why C++ Is Not
My Favorite Programming Language".

another point of view :
"many of the complaints about C++ are petty or are aimed at specific
libraries or poor documentation and that many of the features commonly
regarded as unnecessary (and excluded from intended replacements) are,
in fact, highly useful."

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