Monday, January 18, 2010

… Then, one day I was discussing this with a guy who’d written C++ from the beginning. He said he could never remember whether his variables were referenced or dereferenced, so he always used pointers. He said the little asterisk always reminded him.

The Invention of C++ - Nice bit of net lore


What a great interview, it explains the origins of what we programmers call “overcomplexification.”