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Comment: Re:Slashdot proves it! (Score 1) 249

by StripedCow (#47674071) Attached to: Apple's App Store Needs a Radical Revamp; How Would You Go About It?

I have a better idea. Why not let app developers create web-sites with information about their apps? Then, e.g., Google could index those web-sites, and this would allow the user to quickly find the app they need. Also, Google's safe search could prevent users from installing the apps they do not want.

Comment: multi-stage compilation (Score 1) 427

by StripedCow (#47674027) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Bjarne Stroustrup About Programming and C++

In a multi-stage compilation process, libraries could generate readable C++ code based on (type-)requirements of a user-program.
This could be an alternative to template (meta)-programming, which would (I suppose) result in much easier to read programs and possibly better understandable error messages.

Have you considered such a compilation model? And if so, why do you consider templates to be a better choice?

Comment: Header files (Score 1) 427

by StripedCow (#47673929) Attached to: Interviews: Ask Bjarne Stroustrup About Programming and C++

Many programmers (including me) are flat out annoyed by the need to maintain header files (they are useful for documentation purposes only, but there are automated tools for extracting this type of information). Also, there seems to be no technical necessity to use header files (other than helping compiler/linker implementors).

Why are header files still (a non-optional) part of the standard?

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