I just got forwarded this article which I bet was written in the early 1990s on the move from C to C++.  Migrating From C to C++.  Just reading the introduction it is amazing the parallels to the migration we are now in to managed code.  Does anyone remember those debates? How about the assembler to C debates?  I would love to collect a few colorful stories to tell as I describe the move to managed code.

 

Is there something unique and special about this transition or is it really all in the same vain?  

 

BTW – the author of the paper, Jan Gray, now works on making managed code even faster… Catch him doing a perf talk at the PDC, you will not want to miss it.