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+ - Bjarne Stroustrup on C++ and why software sucks

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prostoalex
prostoalex writes "MIT Technology Review interviews Bjarne Stroustrup on C++ and why modern software is so bad. Some memorable quotes on why software is bad: "People reward developers who deliver software that is cheap, buggy, and first. That's because people want fancy new gadgets now." On problems developers might have with C++: "Often, when people have trouble with C++, the real problem is that they don't have appropriate libraries — or that they can't find the libraries that are available." On some developers frequently complaining about C++: "There are just two kinds of languages: the ones everybody complains about and the ones nobody uses.""

How many QA engineers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? 3: 1 to screw it in and 2 to say "I told you so" when it doesn't work.

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