Re: [dev] Re: [RFC] Design of a vim like text editor

From: FRIGN <>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:25:41 +0200

On Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:15:52 -0500
Jimmie Houchin <> wrote:

> It seems to me that what they really need to develop the courage to do
> is this. For the C++17 standard. Decide on what that smaller and cleaner
> language should be. Make strong deprecations and warnings for use of
> stuff outside of the smaller, cleaner C++, but still compile if that is
> the users wish. Then create a C++20 (or so) standard and remove all of
> that stuff. If you are C++ developer and you like and want all of that
> stuff outside of the smaller, cleaner C++. Stick with C++17 and earlier.
> So they either need to change their philosophy of now language beneath
> C++. Give up their desire of a smaller, cleaner C++. Or just give in to
> being the beast they have and are creating. They need to go under the knife.
> If at some point they don't gain the courage, they with have an ever
> increasing monster. And an ever increasing publishing industry based
> around what not to do in C++. :)
> They are already well down this road.

Or you just start using Go.

> This is what scared me in considering C++. I control my own code. I can
> easily program in that self-defined C++ sweet spot. But I am required to
> use other people's libraries. I may have to read other peoples code. I
> then have to step out of my choices into theirs. Then I could have
> undefined consequences or headaches.

Yes, well said.



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