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.