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Old 27 June 2010, 13:52   #15
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They were glad someone had finally "done it right" in the OOP domain and solved all the tiny flaws in C in a beautiful way.
Much to the dismay of Alan Kay and about everyone who knew Lisp.

I'd say C++ is used these days mainly for historical reasons. C is still alive in system programming, while more concise languages like Java and D take over application level and glue functions. (And I'd like to know what "tiny flaws" C++ ever solved.)

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Writing a few lines here and there in autogenerated templates and using components made by big corporations doesn't really leave much need for a programmer at all.
That's probably right for business logic, but this is but one (arguably important) field for programmers.
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