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lambda functions

lambda functions

Posted Dec 10, 2005 8:46 UTC (Sat) by dvdeug (subscriber, #10998)
In reply to: lambda functions by ncm
Parent article: The Boost C++ Libraries

Most concepts embedded in C++ were originally developed in academic languages. It's not always about the languages academia developed; it's about how they influenced the languages that everyone uses.

Once again, your definition of industrial usefulness ignores most real-life problems. A huge number of computer people run servers; they may not touch a compiled language for years on end, but write and edit in scripting languages all day long. Or they may maintain websites or write Java games to be played on line, or program off-line games in Python, like Civ 4. Not every real life problem is to be tackled with C++.


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lambda functions

Posted Dec 10, 2005 10:21 UTC (Sat) by ncm (subscriber, #165) [Link]

As I said, most problems are easy. Actually, most hard problems don't involve any coding whatsoever.

You don't learn much from solving the same easy problem over and over, or even from solving lots of easy problems. Hard problems teach deep lessons, if you can bring yourself to pay attention. A problem that was impossible to solve until you invented something new is more precious than any book.


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