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Paul Rubin <http://phr.cx at NOSPAM.invalid> writes:
[...]
C++ was motivated by the problems faced by big projects written in C.
I'm talking about stuff like telephone switches with hundreds of
programmers and millions of lines of code. Even with very competent
[...]

If you're doing a comparative study of C and C++, that's true.

But many, many other languages that don't suffer from C++'s absurd
baggage also provide that kind of scalability (in terms of function
points -- nobody cares about lines of code). The consensus seems to
be that the root causes of C++'s baggage are C-compatibility and
efficiency, not primarily the demands of large projects.


John

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