A waste of intelligence

, Dec 7, 2003

Don Box points to a Programming Visual C++ blog. Obviously, this is written by somebody who knows his stuff.

I still can’t help but wander, though, why anybody in their right minds would care about this. I mean — what exactly is the point of using a C++ dialect that is non-portable? It’s not as if C++ is an easy language to learn, and unless you need the performance or the portability or already know it, you’d be better of switching to Java or C#, depending on your preferences.