[LAU] OT: C or C++?

Gabriel M. Beddingfield gabrbedd at gmail.com
Thu Oct 14 14:50:04 UTC 2010

On Thu, 14 Oct 2010, Chris Cannam wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 2:10 AM, Erik de Castro Lopo
> <mle+la at mega-nerd.com> wrote:
>> I've been using C++ for nearly 20 years (including the last 8+
>> years professionally) and I am nowhere near mastering it. In
>> fact, when you add in commonly used things like STL and Boost,
>> I find the language is growing faster than I'm learning it.
> Same here -- and it's not just that it grows, but that "common
> practice" both varies amongst programmers and evolves over time.  C++
> is an awfully deep language.

Yes, I was trying to keep it simple.  But I think in 2 years 
you can at least "hold your own."  :-)

> Also, I'm increasingly unconvinced that it's wise for someone who
> intends to end up writing idiomatic C++ to be too comfortable in C
> first -- if you're going to learn C thoroughly, aim to come out the

Did you mean to say "not to be too comfortable" ?  If so, I 
totally agree.  :-)


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