[OT] C++ and Smalltalk fun
Cees de Groot
cg at tric.nl
Thu Dec 4 18:23:20 UTC 2003
Thomas A Petersen <squeak-dev at lists.squeakfoundation.org> said:
>I am a strong believer in C++ and think it has a place in the universe.
Yup. On the business end of a black hole ;-)
(sorry, couldn't resist)
>have done various database, user interface, graphics, utility, and sound
>processing using various libraries.
Personally, the only really succesful project I ever did with C++ was a
device driver (an MS-DOS Xenix filesystem device driver, to be precise).
Somehow, C++ was a perfect fit for that sort of problem. I think it's
nice for kernels etcetera, as long as you carefully steer around lots of
the bloated features.
Just like C, C++ is a good low-level language. Just like C, C++'s
problems really start when you want to (ab)use it for high level
>Thanks for reading this far and I hope this gives you some ideas.
Let C++ programmers read http://minnow.cc.gatech.edu/squeak/2950 as well
Cees de Groot http://www.tric.nl <cg at tric.nl>
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