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fs

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Icon 1 posted May 09, 2009 04:11      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
A Brief, Incomplete, and Mostly Wrong History of Programming Languages

Oh, how I laughed.

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Icon 1 posted May 11, 2009 20:22      Profile for Ugh, MightyClub     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Heh, I would probably laugh more if I wasn't so darn tired...

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Icon 1 posted May 11, 2009 20:41      Profile for Metasquares   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It's funny because you know the majority of it is true in some sick, twisted way [Smile]
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I really loved the C-sharp one, "Heh, it's just like Java, but only runs on Windows? How original!"

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Icon 1 posted May 12, 2009 03:20      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
from TFA:
Bjarne Stroustrup bolts everything he's ever heard of onto C to create C++. The resulting language is so complex that programs must be sent to the future to be compiled by the Skynet artificial intelligence.

One of my lecturers at uni was on the ADA design committee, we watched him go from wild-eyed enthusiasm to bitter disappointment.

His comments on the final standard were very much like the quote above.

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My favorite piece of Stroustrup:
http://linux.wku.edu/~lamonml/software/cpptruth.html

(I believe I found that via /. sometimes ago; relocated with Google: "c++ stroustrup too easy")

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