Friday, November 20, 2009

Ritchie & Stroustrup: "modern" grandparents

It is very hard for me to think that somebody invented a "modern" programming language without knowing anything about these two great people: Dennis Ritchie and Bjarne Stroustrup.

When I see "C", I think about a language designed to reduce all verbosity that could arise when you have to type more than 20,000 lines of code.

When I see "C++", I think about that previous language, redesigned to make a really big improvement of modularization of those 20,000 lines.

Of course there are many benefits and drawbacks for any language, including those two. But for a programmer who needs to type high amounts of lines, those are nice features.

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