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X-To: Jean-Pierre Rosen <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 13:19:06 -0500
Reply-To: Ben Brosgol <[log in to unmask]>
From: Ben Brosgol <[log in to unmask]>
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Stanley Allen wrote:
>> All of these appeals to the superego leave to the marketers of
>> other languages (C++ and Java especially) the vastly more
>> appealing solicitations that can be made to the id.  Bjarne
>> Stroustrup *directly* invokes this half of human nature when he
>> says that "The purpose of the C++ language is to make programming
>> more enjoyable for the serious programmer".

And Jean-Pierre Rosen replied:
>Small historic point: In the first version of his book, Stroustrup wrote:
>"The purpose of the C++ language is to make programming
>more fun for the individual programmer".
>Of course, he felt the need later to revisit history...

Perhaps because the later version of the language included namespaces,
templates, and exceptions, features inspired by Ada?


Ben Brosgol
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