History of C (Re: Why do you use a devil as a mascot?)
sterling at camdensoftware.com
Sun Nov 14 22:02:55 UTC 2010
Quoth Gary Kline on Sunday, 14 November 2010:
> Just about the whole Murray Hill gang stopped by Cray
> (in Chippewa Falls), late 80's, and I remember asking Dennis
> what the deal was with "C++"; I remember him dodging the
> thing. Whoever-invented-C++ did a convoluted job, i s my
> opinion. It might be nice to add classes to C, but that's
> about it.
The inventor of C++ is Bjarne Stroustrop. I had the chance opportunity
to sit down at a table with him and have a conversation prior to an SD
West conference several years ago. He's a nice guy, with a great sense
of humor -- but even he admits "C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the
foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do it blows your whole leg off."
Sterling (Chip) Camden | sterling at camdensoftware.com | 2048D/3A978E4F
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