and why the hell...
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.