[Beowulf] C vs C++ challenge

Matt Valerio m-valerio at onu.edu
Tue Feb 24 09:12:49 EST 2004

Wow, I guess I didn't do my homework!  Apologizes to everyone for the

As Tony pointed out, the real interview may be found at


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Travis [mailto:ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2004 8:57 AM
To: Matt Valerio
Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] C vs C++ challenge

Matt Valerio wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm an avid C++ programmer myself, and C++ is definitely my choice of the
> languages.
> That being said, I think it would be interesting to see what the creator
> both C and C++ has said about the two.  I ran across this interview with
> Bjorn Stroustrup at
> http://www.phy.duke.edu/brahma/Resources/c++_interview/c++_interview.html.
> Like anything on the internet, it should be taken with a grain of salt.
> anyone vouch for its validity, or is it a hoax to get us to all hate C++
> stick with C?

Hello, Matt.

I think most people know that Brian Kernighan and Denis Richie created 
'C', not Bjorn Stroustrup: He created C++. The IEEE 'interview' is a 
hoax, of course! but Bjorn Stroustrup doesn't think it's funny:


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