* Thant Tessman
| C++ is *full* of bullshit like this and I've spent way too much of my
| life fighting it.
it was C++ that finally made me realize that I should pursue Common Lisp as
my programming language of choice. that was after I had written about 2000
lines of C++ code in a hacked-up language that I processed with Emacs Lisp
to reduce the phenomenal clutter and redundancy of C++. my code was 600
lines in this proto-language, and 300 lines of Emacs Lisp. I had
reinvented a tiny portion of CLOS. if it were not for C++, it might have
taken more a little longer to get to Common Lisp. my conclusion was that
"life is too long to know C++ well", and that in C++, "reinvention is its
Bastard Sex Therapist from Hell: "Read the F*cking Manual!"