[Beowulf] C vs C++ challenge

Jim Lux James.P.Lux at jpl.nasa.gov
Tue Feb 24 12:15:45 EST 2004

At 08:13 AM 2/24/2004 -0500, Matt Valerio wrote:
>I'm an avid C++ programmer myself, and C++ is definitely my choice of the 2
>That being said, I think it would be interesting to see what the creator of
>both C and C++ has said about the two.  I ran across this interview with
>Bjorn Stroustrup at
>Like anything on the internet, it should be taken with a grain of salt.  Can
>anyone vouch for its validity, or is it a hoax to get us to all hate C++ and
>stick with C?

That's a classic hoax interview (and I think identified as such by RGB), 
and remarkably funny.  Almost as good as Dijkstra's apocryphal comment that 
more brains have been ruined by BASIC than ....

James Lux, P.E.
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