Posted Apr 4, 2013 20:42 UTC (Thu) by khim
In reply to: Rust
Parent article: Mozilla and Samsung building a new browser engine
Java succeeded on mobile (Android) and on the server-side.
C# is very successful on Windows both on client and server side.
Again, in the same fashion: some pieces are written in C# but amount of new C++ code does not go down at all and people rarely make conscious decision to switch from C++ to C# (few projects did that - notably Visual Studio itself - but these are rare exceptions, not rule). If anything C# replaced Visual Basic not C++ - and that only happened because Visual Basic was brutally killed (Visual Fred is not Visual Basic).
P.S. Note that I don't argue that Java and/or C# are not popular - of course they are (I don't necessarily think it's good thing, but that's irrelevant), but are they popular as "Glorious Successor to C" or "Glorious Successor to C++"? Of course not! Not even close!
to post comments)