C++ On and off the bandwagon

The Confusion

Some time ago I have shown a real life example  of the reason for the existence of generic lambda, which I managed to make.

Now please consider this:

This is not a toy.  I also use it in my previous post. For me, this is the celebration of standard C++. But.

Make no mistake. There are still numerous people who consider this kind of code the epitome of the end of C++.  They are hotly against Functional Programming (FP).  And hotly against the auto keyword. And hotly against whatever they can think of on a given (hot) day in some forum.

I have really nothing against them, but I have to think these are the people forever searching for the “c++ killer”; the people who were the first jumping from the C++11/14/17 “lunacy” onto the (for example) D bandwagon, and then again jumping from that bandwagon nack to the C++ wagon, when D turned out to be a “slow train crash“.

Now they are probably considering “Rust“.  Until they make a full circle back to the standard C++ bandwagon, again.

Right path is not the easy one
The right path is not the easy one