Interview: Vernor Vinge
Posted Dec 11, 2008 8:34 UTC (Thu) by ncm
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If you're not happy with where C++ has got, why haven't you invented TGSC (The Glorious Successor to C++)? Not only is there no language making serious inroads in C++'s home domain of industrial programming, there is no language on the horizon that might someday evolve into a serious competitor. (Sorry, D, Erlang, and Haskell are not in the running.) This is not for lack of problems in C++; a language with a quarter the complexity but equal power would be no great feat, if only it gave up the C subset.
C is still the tractor-trailer truck of languages, and C++ the 747. Invent the suborbital transport, please!
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