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JokeRe: Death to C, ++ Pin
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Kevin McFarlane wrote:
But if we never try anything new because it's new and immature we'll never progress will we?

Don't assume a new language is progress.

Moreover, that's the argument I'm making! Why jump to something "new" because of the refusal to adopt new features of an existing technology, or to exercise discipline when dealing with old features.

Kevin McFarlane wrote:
You may be an exceptional coder


Again, it isn't about being exceptional or even smart, but disciplined. At the very least, it's about not being lazy, which I've seen as one of the biggest sources of software bugs.

Kevin McFarlane wrote:
Let the machine solve the problem so that the developer can focus on the business domain logic.


Which can be done with a garbage collector, up to a point, or with RAII. However, even with languages with a GC, it is incumbent on a developer to understand how that GC works. The view of the lazy that "memory isn't my concern" is ultimately what causes problems--if they are that cavalier about memory, odds are they are also cavalier about other things. Switching languages may mask this, but it doesn't solve it and, in my experience, generally causes far more problems than it's worth (especially with tools and hiring.)
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