08 January 2015

What is great about C++?

There is plenty that is not great about C++, but I do enjoy the language. So I wonder why. This may be a reason.

A myth from Stroustrup’s article on C++ myths: “For efficiency, you must write low-level code”

You can say that often people over-emphasize efficiency. You can certainly point to places where C++ has failed at this or where the implementations have not yet lived up to the promise. But C++ does demonstrate that you do not always have to trade efficiency for abstraction.

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