Node.js Native breakthrough: cloudy C++ on steroids

Anonymous Coward

Horses for courses

@Christian Berger: "C++ has the huge problem that a) It doesn't even try to prevent you from shooting yourself into the foot and b) that there are only few people who are able to write C++ code without shooting themselves into the foot."

Why does every, single article about C++ attract a gaggle of "ooohh, C++ might blow your foot off" comments? You've mentioned 'shooting', so lets rephrase this as if we were actually talking about a gun:

"A gun has the huge problem that a) It doesn't even try to prevent you from shooting yourself into the foot and b) that there are only few people who are able to fire a gun without shooting themselves into the foot."

Now, how clever does that sound? C++ can be like a gun - they are both powerful and can be disastrously misused in the hands of someone untrained, inexperienced, or unbalanced. But they both have essential roles in the hands of trained, licensed professionals. And clearly, point B is false. There are literally thousands of professionals around the world who use C++ to great effect in "real-life conditions". And it's nice to occasionally see articles covering developments that concern the language. If you aren't one of those people, feel free to ignore the articles and - above all - don't even look at the comments, let alone contribute.

9
1

Back to the forum

Forums