Bjarne Stroustrup Interview

MIT Technology Review publishes an interview with Bjarne Stroustrup, the original designer of C++. He reflects generally on the quality of software and the design philosophy he used with C++.


boris kolar said…
I dislike C++ (mostly because it evolves so slowly and its design flaws seem to stay forever) but have great respect for Bjarne Stroustrup. He got most of the things in C++ design right. Anyway, if you missed it, here's the second part of the interview:
denis bider said…
What are one person's C++ design flaws are another person's C++ advantages.

The reasons why it doesn't change as rapidly as some other technologies is well explained in the second part of the Stroustrup article you linked to (thanks!).

The relative stability of C++ is at least as much to its advantage as the other way around.

I think it's a great language, it just requires about 10 years of experience before you learn to use it right.

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