you asked about why i put c++ higher than scheme
in 'language power' on my pathetic ascii art graph.
what i was talking about is the low level nature
of c++. c++ is syntactic sugar (ok plus virtual
function dispatch) on top of c, which is little
more than a portable assembler. another thing
some people find powerful about c++ is the type
strong type checking.
i can't believe i'm writing something that could
be construed as a defense of c++, but please
interpret the graph with respect to the previous
posts; i was saying that languages like scheme
dominate tcl; they are equally good as glue languages
and MUCH more powerful.
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