VC++ are participating in a “Slow Chat” over at “Code Guru”

VC++ are participating in a “Slow Chat” over at “Code Guru”

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Hello

Just a short note to let you know that members of VC++ are participating in a “Slow Chat” over at “Code Guru” this week. We always enjoy reading feedback and (hopefully) answering questions - and this gives us a different venue (and as they say “a change is as good as a holiday”.)

http://www.codeguru.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=98

Please stop by and answer/ask a question if you have a minute!

Thanks

Damien

  • Argh!  It's not letting me post replies (can't log in).  Can someone ask if Microsoft is going to make C++0x a .Net language and why not?  It sure would be nice to not have to keep switching languages.

  • Hello

    So I asked (and answered) but I am not sure I understand the question.

    Thanks

    Damien

  • Thanks, Damien.  I don't know why I can't log in.

    Anyhow, you answered the question I meant to ask, but I don't think you answered it adequately.

    I believe it to be an unnecessary burden to have to develop with different languages in different platforms and I feel it leads to a "Jack of all trades master of none" type of skillset.  It would be nice if the .Net tools offered more support to C++ especially since C# doesn't have destructors among other oddities.

    As I see it, the main additions to C++/CLI over C++ are reference handles (gc memory) and events/delegates.  Why can't the new, similar features in C++0x be implemented using what was done with C++/CLI but preserving the C++0x syntax?

    IMHO, you've put too much emphasis on RAD features.  While C++/CLI is great for migrating into .Net, I think you'd get much more support for .Net if you had full support for C++ whether it be C++/CLI or C++0x.

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