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You forgot...

n. The retread: An experienced developer (in Java for instance) may come to C++ with habits that aren't good C++. Need a thingy object? "myThingy = new Thingy(1,2);" That's how you do it in Java. In C++ you have more choices. In fact, the revised example (using STL) looks very much like a Java programmer doing C++ to me.
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