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Should Comp Sci students learn C++?   [Edit]

Survey period: 5 Mar 2012 to 12 Mar 2012

Learning about pointers, memory management, linked lists and to-the-metal programming used to be important. Is it still a necessary skill?

OptionVotes% 
Yes121887.821218 votes, 87.82%
No16912.18169 votes, 12.18%



 
GeneralSure. they should. PinmemberS.P. Tiwari18-May-12 1:37 
GeneralAssembly, C, C++, C#, Java Pinmemberdburr13-Mar-12 11:30 
GeneralCompSci's Should Write an Atari 2600 App Pinmembereric_ruck12-Mar-12 7:01 
GeneralSure! Pinmemberpjmlp12-Mar-12 1:25 
Generalc, smalltalk and lisp Pinmembergalaxy86918-Mar-12 23:55 
GeneralRe: c, smalltalk and lisp PinmemberLeonardo Paneque10-Mar-12 11:01 
GeneralRe: c, smalltalk and lisp PinmemberNick Granny12-Mar-12 6:21 
GeneralRe: c, smalltalk and lisp Pinmemberleiricho12-Mar-12 7:47 
GeneralI learned Assembler, BASIC and Pascal in High School now they learn C++ PinmemberLarry Boeldt8-Mar-12 17:34 
GeneralRe: I learned Assembler, BASIC and Pascal in High School now they learn C++ PinmvpOriginalGriff10-Mar-12 1:39 
GeneralRe: I learned Assembler, BASIC and Pascal in High School now they learn C++ Pinmemberstudleylee12-Mar-12 9:15 
GeneralAll these concepts are independent of C++; but you need C++ anyway. Pinmembernv38-Mar-12 8:25 
GeneralWhy not, I think we should also know about assemblies as well PinmemberPranit Kothari7-Mar-12 22:24 
GeneralYes, if... PinmemberDavid Kentley7-Mar-12 10:50 
GeneralRe: Yes, if... PinmemberCollin Jasnoch9-Mar-12 7:19 
GeneralThe question is inconsistent with the subtext Pinmemberharold aptroot7-Mar-12 10:40 
GeneralMy experience PinmemberClifford Nelson7-Mar-12 9:06 
GeneralC++? No. But C? Yes. PinmemberDaniel Grunwald7-Mar-12 4:28 
GeneralRe: C++? No. But C? Yes. PinmemberMarqW9-Mar-12 6:18 
GeneralRe: C++? No. But C? Yes. PinmemberDaniel Grunwald9-Mar-12 6:22 
GeneralWhat exactly is the question of the poll? Pinmemberkrumia7-Mar-12 1:34 
GeneralOh yesss Pinmembernagendrathecoder6-Mar-12 20:19 
GeneralYesss PinmemberP.Salini6-Mar-12 19:11 
GeneralAbsolutely yes. PinmemberPetr Abdulin6-Mar-12 18:06 
GeneralGod used C/C++ it took 6 days to compile and link Pinmemberkillabyte6-Mar-12 15:22 
GeneralYes, C++ concepts are essential to embedded systems programming PinmemberDoug Domeny6-Mar-12 6:24 
GeneralYes PinmemberRa-one6-Mar-12 3:33 
GeneralOfcourse.. Pinmemberpashad6-Mar-12 0:21 
GeneralThey will still be behind those with 5 years experience in Microsoft dot N.E.T 4.0 PinmemberBubesh875-Mar-12 21:47 
GeneralRe: They will still be behind those with 5 years experience in Microsoft dot N.E.T 4.0 PinmemberCollin Jasnoch6-Mar-12 8:56 
GeneralRe: They will still be behind those with 5 years experience in Microsoft dot N.E.T 4.0 Pinmemberlewax006-Mar-12 9:16 
GeneralRe: They will still be behind those with 5 years experience in Microsoft dot N.E.T 4.0 PinmemberAndy Missico7-Mar-12 5:11 
GeneralRe: They will still be behind those with 5 years experience in Microsoft dot N.E.T 4.0 PinmemberBubesh876-Mar-12 14:16 
GeneralAll programmers should learn at least 5 different languages PinmemberR. Erasmus5-Mar-12 20:56 
GeneralRe: All programmers should learn at least 5 different languages Pinmemberlewax006-Mar-12 9:06 
GeneralRe: All programmers should learn at least 5 different languages PinmemberR. Erasmus6-Mar-12 21:07 
GeneralRe: All programmers should learn at least 5 different languages PinmemberDaniel Vaughan11-Mar-12 13:47 
Generalmaybe, maybe not PinmemberDennis E White5-Mar-12 20:49 
GeneralYessssss PinmemberSwingSwis5-Mar-12 20:17 
GeneralYes! Pinmemberriyadoll5-Mar-12 19:04 
GeneralAbsolutely PinmentorTom Clement5-Mar-12 18:30 
GeneralA tripple Yes PinmemberLakamraju Raghuram5-Mar-12 17:42 
GeneralMy first Language PinmemberMico Perez5-Mar-12 14:34 
GeneralA bit emphatic and definitive 'Yes' PinmemberVasudevan Deepak Kumar5-Mar-12 11:52 
GeneralIt's not the students I'm worried about... PinmemberNaerling5-Mar-12 10:23 
GeneralRe: It's not the students I'm worried about... PinmemberDávid Kocsis5-Mar-12 22:45 
GeneralRe: It's not the students I'm worried about... PinmemberNaerling6-Mar-12 9:12 
GeneralDefinitely Yes Pinmemberjpoggio5-Mar-12 10:09 
GeneralBecause It's An Eye-Opener PinmemberW∴ Balboos5-Mar-12 8:59 
GeneralYes. Wait, no. Wait, maybe. PinmemberJeremy Hutchinson5-Mar-12 7:11 

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