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Question: How not to hate the most ridiculous language (C++) ? :) if you started to make REAPER today, would you choose c++ or something different?
Asked by Pony (94.230.207.x) on April 29 2019, 7:28pm
Reply on April 29 2019, 9:34pm:
    There's a non-ridiculous subset of C++, IMO.


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  • Posted by Vitali (212.87.13.x) on April 30 2019, 6:51am:
    @Pony C++ is commonly-used language for native programs, cause it's a low-level language.

  • Posted by Pony (94.230.207.x) on April 30 2019, 7:06am:
    Vitali, it's one of the most old languages, i don't know, but guess, there simply was no good alternative at that time, that's why it grew up and became widely used. It has all the bad things, programming can only have in comparison to other languages, but allows more possibilities.

  • Posted by Justin on May 1 2019, 3:46am:
    It's not *that* old, but at any rate we can judge languages by things other than their ages.

  • Posted by wasereb4 (94.134.90.x) on May 2 2019, 3:31am:
    @Pony What's for example a good programming language in your opnion?

  • Posted by Pony (78.152.169.x) on May 2 2019, 7:59am:
    wasereb4, I was talking about convenience, speed of writing, compactness, unclutteredness of syntax, c++ in this sense loses to any language(Lua, Python, C#, JS, etc.), dealing with strings in c++ is a nightmare. i think it's possible to write even Low-Level language with simple syntax, right? i wrote a function few days ago(~20 lines of code) and out of curiosity did the same in Lua = 1 line! :)


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