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C++ Ease of use, never heard of it.

Posted by edburns on March 21, 2005 at 6:21 AM PST

I was doing some C++ hacking today, and I added the traditional:

#ifndef MYINTERFACENAME_H
#define MYINTERFACENAME_H

preprocessor magic in my .h file and it occurred to me: normally I
don't even question having to type such nonsense in C++, I just live
with it. Exploring this train of thought more completely, I realized
that C++ has never gone through a concerted ease-of-development effort
as Java has been going through over the past few years. Why is that?
Is it because href="http://www.research.att.com/~bs/homepage.html">Mr. Stroustrup
doesn't care about href="http://www.developer.com/design/article.php/3432191">the corporate
developer? Is it because no one company is betting its future on
the success of C++, and therefore there is no need to expand the ranks
of the developer?

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