So, should I stop feeling blue?..
First of all, why did you even pick up classes? Isn't the compiler's aide to implement inheritance and virtual functions to complex? Is life too short to learn the syntax? Or would you rather roll your own with function pointers?
Now, having let out some steam, any subset of C++ is a reasonable dialect in its own right. Many people who put C++ on their resume just write C-style procedural code and that is ok. Then people reach into OO things like abstract classes. Then there are standard containers. And then people start writing their own code in that style and we are off to the generic programming domain.
All these are fine tools and it is just an engineering discussion to choose the one that is the most appropriate for the task. The education (aka "C++ style") is important here as things that novice users discover or stumble over have underlining reasons, alternatives and counter parts.
Finally, my personal experience with matter is unambiguous - professionally written high level C++ code is easier to maintain, has fewer bugs and is simply less verbose and more to the point then procedural, lower level C-style code. The only gotcha here is education.
Some links, please!
OK, so would femdom be OK? Affirmative action and all?..
Because Gmail is free, and ads help support it.
That is part of the point, but that is not the whole truth. You see, GMail is not a product in itself in the traditional sense of the word. GMail is a free service yet you are a product that is being sold to advertisers. The service is there just to get eyeballs and its features are developed just to keep eyeballs coming back... what was that line about "...to bring them all and in the darkness bind them"?..
Why would you want ads when reading your email at all? This seems to be horrible mental gymnastics to try to maintain "Google good!" fanboism.
Because that is the price of the seemingly "free" GMail service. People can discuss ad blockers, but that is really besides the point. The point is that GMail is not the only way to handle email. I don't use GMail and, hence, don't see ads. But, running Postfix is not for everyone...
The current project is mainly C#, so I've need to be able to type brackets, semicolons and parentheses quick and painlessly."
You are looking at adverbs here, so repeat after me:
Sure, the service is undeniably convenient. But what will you do if they choose to delete your account due to some recently announced policy change? Also, on a more general note, how do you feel about Google indexing all your correspondence including banking, medical, trade and other very personal data?
So, do we have any good links?
I am a C++ dev. As such, I highly value my convenience and productivity and my choice of IDE is Visual Studio. Most of my code runs on Linux yet I choose to write/build/debug on VisualStudio. Why? Because of IntelliSense/VisualAssistX, good compiler and integrated debugger.
That is why I am still on Windows.
Well, I doubt they would ever port the massive codebase to their new C++/CX dialect. Does anyone remember the C++/CLR thing and all the talk about Office.NET? Yeah, right.
However, I am sure there will be a small tile-based viewer.
Dude, that will be a real value for money. Imagine the claim: "you can hear the difference when playing your crummy old 128K MP3s". Or, perhaps, they should just move into the "fashion accessories" niche and just acknowledge that they add real mother of pearl, white gold and diamonds to a perfectly capable digital piece of kit?
Yep, you are seeing scrapers' pages.
... A friend of mine works on the Centaur and I saw him on Sunday. I asked how work was and he told me about the upcoming launch.
...and Taco is already on the phone with NSA giving them whatever is present in your profile. Next step, you'll have to explain your relationship to this friend
The tester has not heard of AdBlock and friends? Hello, it's your CPU, your bandwidth, your UI experience while using the site - don't waste any of it by downloading crap.