Thu, 16 Apr 1998 23:30:44 -0400
> Howabout this, with no apology.
> C is a universal assembler. No argument there, I hope.
> Consider the example of a little girl who puts on her
> mother's dress, shoes, and make-up. At a distance she might even
> resemble a grown-up. On closer inspection, you find she is still a
> little girl. C++ is simply C dressed up on object-oriented clothes.
> At a distance, viewed by someone who doesn't know any better, C++
> does look like a high-level language. When you get to know it well,
> it becomes clear that it is still a universal assembler wearing OOP
> clothes that do not quite fit.
Oh please, go ahead and complete the analogy! Next to the little
girl stands her big sister Ada, a grown woman, whose clothes fit
perfectly, be it an OOP dress or Assembly-level bluejeans pants.
Any you way you look at her, you realize she has the poise and
maturity enough to take on the whole world.
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