and why the hell...

Luis Villa
10 Mar 2003 21:26:39 -0500

On Mon, 2003-03-10 at 20:43, Frank D. Greco wrote:
> 	One of the original Solbourne C++ engineers (a name you'd
> 	recognize), who I consider one of the best programmers I've
> 	ever met, considered C++ templates not to be worth using.  He
> 	never used them in a "production" system.  His reasoning was
> 	based on software maintenance (caretaker of someone else's
> 	code) issues.

Yeah. C++ templates made some things conceptually very nice, but the
actual STL implementations were a miserable pain to actually use. I'm
not a huge Java fan, but I'd guess they'll probably get this
particularly thing much more right than anything philosophically tied to
C ever could.