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Bjarne Stroustrup Quotes

Bjarne Stroustrup Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Bjarne Stroustrup
Type:
Scientist
Nationality:
Danish
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  • 1
    Certainly not every good program is object-oriented, and not every object-oriented program is good. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 2
    Clearly, I reject the view that there is one way that is right for everyone and for every problem. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 3
    Consequently, a general-purpose programming language should support a variety of ways of thinking and a variety of programming styles. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 4
    Defining OO as based on the use of class hierarchies and virtual functions is also practical in that it provides some guidance as to where OO is likely to be successful. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 5
    However, when Java is promoted as the sole programming language, its flaws and limitations become serious. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 6
    I also hope that C++ implementation vendors will spend a slightly larger fraction of their budgets on improving the quality and performance of their compilers rather than concentrating too heavily on novelties. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 7
    I encourage people to consider the two languages according to their design criteria and not just in the context of commercial rivalries. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 8
    I find languages that support just one programming paradigm constraining. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 9
    I would encourage nonproprietary standards for tools and libraries. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 10
    In the short term, say 10 years, many such standards will be industry standards rather than formal ISO or IEEE standards, but it is essential for the software industry's health that key interfaces be well-specified and publicly available. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 11
    It is easy to study the rules of overloading and of templates without noticing that together they are one of the keys to elegant and efficient type-safe containers. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 12
    My list of basic tools is a partial answer to the question about what has changed: Over the past few years, large numbers of programmers have come to depend on elaborate tools to interface code with systems facilities. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 13
    People who passionately want to believe that the world is basically simple react to this with a fury that goes beyond what I consider appropriate for discussing a programming language. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 14
    Somewhat to my surprise, the STL matched the set of criteria for a good set of standard containers for C++ that I had developed over the years. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 15
    The most novel and interesting part of the standard library is the general and extensible framework for containers and algorithms. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 16
    The standard library saves programmers from having to reinvent the wheel. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 17
    This evolution may compromise Java's claim of being simpler than C++, but my guess is that the effort will make Java a better language than it is today. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 18
    Tool vendors have made a good start, but have much work to do in tools that depend on compilers and other source code analyzers. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 19
    Using the standard library can and should revolutionize the way C++ is taught. It is now possible to learn C++ as a higher level language. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup
  • 20
    With the increasing importance of standards for system-level objects such as COM and CORBA, it is particularly important that the C++ bindings to those be clean, well documented, and simple to use. Bjarne_StroustrupBjarne Stroustrup