Re: The Most Important C++ People...Ever
Posted: Sep 5, 2006 12:29 PM
> > Are you just trolling, or would you care to come with
> > justification of why you call the above "failures"?
> > I'm particularly interested in the part about the
> > multi-paradigm design of C++, templates, STL, and
> > Boost, which I think are all important contributions of
> > C++ (or to C++), and to the field of computing.
> The list contains 'heavyweights' that had some impact on
> C++ but also failed in critical aspects (while succeeding
> in others). I'd expect one of the most important C++
> people ever to also discuss those failed aspects.
A feature having problematic aspects doesn't in itself make the feature as a whole failed. What I reacted to was that much of the list is considered successes in the community.
For a more productive discussion, maybe you could list some of those "failed aspects", then we can discuss them here?