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7 comments

Meh (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about a year ago | (#42901447)

Don't most people look like that after a long session with C++?

Beyond that though this kind of snarkiness towards a celebrity (who lacks a {D} after their name) is beneath you. Or are you saying he is some kind of stealth Obama donor - perhaps a union boss in disguise or something?

Re:Meh (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about a year ago | (#42901911)

For crying out loud in the dark, man, can't someone make a pure geek joke now and then?

Re:Meh (1)

damn_registrars (1103043) | about a year ago | (#42902837)

For crying out loud in the dark, man, can't someone make a pure geek joke now and then?

I didn't realize that fashion critique now counts as geek humor.

moof (1)

Bill Dog (726542) | about a year ago | (#42919425)

He has crazy hair that's not atypical of deep-thinking geniuses.

C++ is only a train wreck for non- deep-thinking people.

C++ is chess, and Java is checkers. The post dotcom programming generation is way too lazy for the intellectuality of the former. And the latter is played on the same kind of board so it's "C-like".

Re:moof (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about a year ago | (#42921273)

Great analogy, but I think you're selling Java a little short there, and missing one of its major points:
Java is here to spread fat, bloody-minded VMs all over the place to trigger hardware sales.

Re:moof (1)

Bill Dog (726542) | about a year ago | (#42924235)

Java the language seemed dirt-simple to me. Like it was all the damn frameworks and ORM's and abstractions that was the only thing that made the ecosphere complicated. And factories of factories. I've read the GoF book twice, and I get when design patterns can be useful. The Java world seemed to have gone, and now the C# world looks like it might be following in going, overboard, like if a little of this is good then more is always better. Whereas as I think C++ people, coming from a C background, instinctively knew that just enough abstraction was best and no more. My impression at least.

But you're right about one of its major historical reasons for being invented. So the analogy would be improved with an addtional stipulation like the checker board looks like a chess board but is always made out of ice, so you must purchase large, expensive, walk-in freezers to do it in if you want it to go smoothly.

Re:moof (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about a year ago | (#42925673)

My critique of Java is the same. It's design patterns applied with a bloody-mindedness that only a PHB could love.
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