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There was actually a study a number of years ago where a large panel of softare developers were randomly split into to grops: One half was given the source code of a program in a layout inspired by the way you write prose text, as a narrative. The other half got it as we (read: C programmer) usually lay out code, e.g. wiht premise and conclusion split on two lines, with a brace opening line inbetween. The source code, in the sense: the sequence of tokens, was identical, only the layout was different.

The two groups were given the same amount of time to make themselves familiar with the program code. Then they went through an extensive questionnarie to judge how well they had understood the workings of the program. The results showed that those programmers who had read the prose-inspired layout of the source code scored significantly higher, they had a better understanding of the program.
I'm not going to argue; just learn C++.
When did I learn C++? We obtained an early pre-release that compiled not to binary code but to K&R C, so we got a chance to see how classes were represented, with the method tables etc. How object instances were linked to the class object. How subclasses were implmented. An interesting learning experience! This was at the end of my studies, which were completed in 1983, and I am somewhat surprised that the first official C++ release was not until 1985. So I guess I have known C++ since it was a fetus.

Someone said that "Unix is user friendly, it is just a little picky about who it accepts as friends". You could say the same about C++. And then I could say like Peter Schieckele remarked: Well, I've got a new set of friends now ...
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