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Let's use an example then. Is it really up to debate/belief, that a static_cast<T> is better, than it's counterpart, the classic cast? The cast where the compiler can check if the cast makes sense and tell me if it doesn't really isn't better than a simple "Shut up and shove the memory", is it? Of course a static_cast isn't always applicable, but then there's dynamic_cast<T> and the rest of the family and while one of the members ain't any better than the cast of olden, it doesn't have to be used in every case where you need a cast. With the old system, there's only one option, the rather dangerous one. Another example, MMA. Manual memory allocation. I simply don't believe you that there's advantages to it when a smart pointer or a library container does the job as well. Well, when talking to a memory-mapped device, static memory is all there is, laying a library container on top will only screw things up because I don't control the memory layout anymore. But that's an edge case, when it comes to business logic, letting the compiler/library do the job is in far most cases superior. Yet the oldtimers insist on doing things the old way no matter whether it's a better idea or not.

The issue I am talking about is that Oldtimers don't bother distinguish between cases, they go with old-and-tried (and difficult to use and dangerous) for the sake of it, not because it's a better idea. And really, unless you write low-level-code (which, let me just put that as a claim, Python programmers usually don't do), the new ways of more abstraction are superior.
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