The CodeRage 7 online conference took the opportunity to interview the creator of C++ Bjarne Stoustrup. He discusses the difficulty of letting go of his language to a standards committee, what makes it special and where it should be going.
The title of this news items stems from Bjarne's first comment that the online conference was showing him a picture with him sitting at his desk which was some kind of recursive joke because he was sitting at his desk viewing it. Programmer's have a unique view of the world - QED.
The humour continues for a few more minutes but the interview soon settles down to discuss serious topics. First he describes how that C++ Foundation came about and how reluctant he was to let go of control of his invention. The also likens C++ to an elephant - but I think you need to view the video to see what he means.
Bjarne's one line definition of C++:
"A light-weight abstraction programming language"
Perhaps an elephant isn't the best simile.
On looking at some C++ text books:
"If that's C++ I don't like it either!"
Interestingly he seems to think of C++11 as more like a new language than just a simple development on C++.
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