* Thant Tessman | C++ is *full* of bullshit like this and I've spent way too much of my | life fighting it.
it was C++ that finally made me realize that I should pursue Common Lisp as my programming language of choice. that was after I had written about 2000 lines of C++ code in a hacked-up language that I processed with Emacs Lisp to reduce the phenomenal clutter and redundancy of C++. my code was 600 lines in this proto-language, and 300 lines of Emacs Lisp. I had reinvented a tiny portion of CLOS. if it were not for C++, it might have taken more a little longer to get to Common Lisp. my conclusion was that "life is too long to know C++ well", and that in C++, "reinvention is its own reward".
#\Erik -- Bastard Sex Therapist from Hell: "Read the F*cking Manual!"