Why do grown-ups use C or C++?

Why do grown-ups use C or C++.  Let me start a mini series here.

Garbage Collection is a first problem with many “modern” and popular runtime environments and their programing languages relying on the one.

Java? C#? Perhaps not. For an detailed description of GC problems, please first read this:

http://www.dynatrace.com/en/javabook/impact-of-garbage-collection-on-performance.html

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Understand what Microsoft does, not what Microsoft says

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Update 2015 Jun 01

From now on, until at least 2016 Q4, whenever I need to understand what Microsoft does, not what Microsoft says, I will revisit these two Channel 9 sessions:

https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/CPP/C-PP-Con-2014/024-Microsoft-w-C-to-Deliver-Office-Across-Different-Platforms-Part-I

https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/CPP/C-PP-Con-2014/030-Microsoft-w-C-to-Deliver-Office-Across-Different-Platforms-Part-II

Perhaps everything else has just too much noise vs content, to be useful.

End of Update

2014 Nov 25

I dare to speculate that Microsoft has made a decision to develop its own internal CLANG version. Continue reading “Understand what Microsoft does, not what Microsoft says”