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Intervew with Bjarne Stroustrup on C++0x dropped feature "concepts"

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Pretty interesting article here. It's a shame the "concepts" feature won't make it into C++0x. It sounds exceptionally useful because many times (while working on AutoIt things) I've wanted to enforce something that I could not. The feature discussed in the article would have allowed me to enforce what I wished.

Also of particular interest, the interviewer is rather... let's just say I think a punch in the face would do him some good. It's interesting to see how Stroustrup calls him out on his baiting/biased/leading/bad questions every single time. It almost reads like the guy is trying to piss Stroustrup off and Stroustrup sees right through it and doesn't bite.

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Also of particular interest, the interviewer is rather... let's just say I think a punch in the face would do him some good. It's interesting to see how Stroustrup calls him out on his baiting/biased/leading/bad questions every single time. It almost reads like the guy is trying to piss Stroustrup off and Stroustrup sees right through it and doesn't bite.

Yeah, I got that too -- I mean, Kalev doesn't even seem to be trying to hide it. Kalev's bio states that he was on the C++ standards committee in the past and to me it sounds like he has a bone to pick with them. I really did appreciate Stroustrup's blunt way of dealing with it:

I suspect some members of the committee will seriously resent those questions and consider them proof of ignorance or ill will.

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You are wrong in your characterization of what happened to concepts.

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Again, I object to the "Joe Coder" moniker. At best, it is patronizing.

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Sigh!

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Wow, that's quite a set of leading/biased questions.


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