[nSLUG] Re: C++ beginner references

Mike Spencer mspencer at tallships.ca
Sat Oct 18 23:44:36 ADT 2003


me>            C++ was developed chiefly for the benefit of biz, not
me>            hacking.  The notion was that you could lock up your
me>            proprietary code in "objects" that would be available for
me>            use -- i.e. marketable.....

srbaker> Again, bullshit.  C++ was developed because C was popular,
srbaker> and OO was becoming more so.  OO has nothing to do with
srbaker> locking your code into aproprietary objets any more than
srbaker> shared libraries have....

Well, "bullshit" is a little strong.  That may not have been the
reason that the hackers wrote the grammar, specs and code but that was
the reason (or at least one of the reasons) bandied about in promoting
C++ when it was first getting off the ground.

srbaker> If you honestly want to learn C++ specifically, then don't
srbaker> let anyone tell you otherwise.

Oh, yes.  Agreed.


- Mike

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