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From: Jean-Pierre Rosen <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Fri, 27 Nov 1998 08:49:18 +0100
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De : Al Christians <[log in to unmask]>
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Date : jeudi 26 novembre 1998 20:51
Objet : Re: Ada market viability

>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".
Small historic point: In the first version of his book, Stroustrup
"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...

                  J-P. Rosen ([log in to unmask])
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