I need to dig up my copy of the interview mentioned… June 6, 2014 at 6:52 pm

Reading these quotes from Bjarne Stroustrup today made me very happy.

From http://www.stroustrup.com/bs_faq.html#really-say-that 

“There are more useful systems developed in languages deemed awful than in languages praised for being beautiful–many more”. Yes, in MIT Technology Review interview and elsewhere. There, I [Stroustrup] also said:

“I think we should look for elegance in the applications built, rather than in the languages themselves”. I [Stroustrup] should have said “more than” rather than “rather than”.

“To use C++ well, you have to understand design and programming technique”.

“C++ is designed to allow you to express ideas, but if you don’t have ideas or don’t have any clue about how to express them, C++ doesn’t offer much help”.

Stroustrup a hero? Naw… But I probably agree with more of his ideas than disagree. 


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