kappel kappel My God, it's full of nodes...

Niner since 2005


  • Pat Brenner: New Updates to MFC in Visual Studio 2008

    SecretSoftware wrote:
    Why does C++ even exist? Why does MS keeps maintaining such a language that caused so many buffer overflows, and generally was not as secure as C# or Vb.NET.

    The only + point for C++ is that it compiles into machine code directly, and if we can get C# to do that, then there is no need for a language like C++.

    I was wondering why C++ still exists when C# is that good of a language.

    MS, why not retire C++, and just focus on C# and Vb.NET and F#?

    Expand C# capabilities, and get rid of P/invoke and replace it with a new kind of mechanism to call dlls outside the .NET framework.

    Finally, make the .NET framework really .NET, in the sense that it is distributed in terms of processing power, by enabling sharing. So that my application could use the processor that is Idle in a second room in the the house, automatically through the use of Remoting in LAN.

    Kill C++, and lets all be on one page, with C#.

    Its confusing many people, and things needs to be simpler, with few languages. C# for experts, VB.NET for beginners and intermediates.

    That is all.

    PS: some might say, there are programmers outthere who enjoy dealing with buffer overflows, and the pains of C++, and to them I say stick with Visual Studio 6 C++ IDE. and that is that.

    Wow.  Just wow.  You are aware that C++ is the language that many (if not all) games are written in, yes?  I would hazard to guess that Halo is written in it, along with pretty much any other resource intensive/high frames per second game.  MS doesn't have the power to "kill C++" as you put it, much less to they "maintain" it.  Your post is mindnumbingly naive and frankly embarrassing to read.
  • MQ - The Quality Milestone

    Nice Unix shirt.  Big ups to Sampy.