I'm so disconnected from C++ these days.

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    I'm so disconnected from C++ these days.

    I started my internship around august (on a month break until next semester starts again) and it has been ASP.NET development, so I've been using mainly C# and Javascript. I am doing some web development stuff on the side, but don't want to lose touch with C++, and until I finish school I can't focus entirely on C++ these days.

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    The programming community at large voted to deprecate C++ in favor of LOLCODE, other than that, nothing new (j/k)
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    Bjarne Stroustrup actually turned out to be an evil super-computer from the planet Zolak. C++0x is postponed indefinitely.
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    I hope Bjarne Doesn't write a book on C++0x, I dropped my chinese import of his C++ programming language book. Imagine that multiplied by 0x.
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    I'm with you. I'm writing mainly PL/SQL these days myself.
    That's where the money is...

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    Well, if it serves of any consolation to you, I'm also staying away from C++ for some time now. And for no good reason, and the replacement couldn't be "worst": I'm becoming hooked in learning all about assembly for the ZX Spectrum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwenting View Post
    I'm with you. I'm writing mainly PL/SQL these days myself.
    That's where the money is...
    For oracle databases of course. Others would say TSQL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indigo0086 View Post
    I hope Bjarne Doesn't write a book on C++0x, I dropped my chinese import of his C++ programming language book. Imagine that multiplied by 0x.
    I planned to buy his C++ programming language special edition but with C++0x coming out soon,I'm sure he will write another c++ book :/

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    I don't like his writing style, very...classical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by indigo0086 View Post
    I don't like his writing style, very...classical.
    That's why I like it.
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    I don't like his writing style, very...classical.
    In these days of Idiots Guides and other half-baked canned options, this comment doesn't surprise me anymore. Sign of times and the crap that is starting to hit the job market.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    I don't know, I don't find Prelude's writing very "classical" either, and it tends to be super-informative. I rather think it to be a fault in Bjarne's writing style. Most writers for computer science have the benefit of knowing English as a first language and not bothering to be as technical as the next Programmer Joe (or Jane, as the case has it). It really depends on the subject too. TC++PL is really a tome rather than an instructional manual, imo.

    A programming discussion without its diatribes is just specification writing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    In these days of Idiots Guides and other half-baked canned options, this comment doesn't surprise me anymore. Sign of times and the crap that is starting to hit the job market.
    Considering the book I prefer is the one you recommended to me, it's a sign of your recommendations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiteflags View Post
    TC++PL is really a tome rather than an instructional manual, imo.
    which is exactly how it was intended...
    The samples and exercises are there to illustrate a point, not as a teaching aid.

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    The thing to consider is that no single writing style will appeal to everyone. People have different levels of expectation, prior knowledge, reading comprehension, and intelligence.
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