MIT Technology Review: An Interview With Bjarne Stroustrup

clayasaurus clayasaurus at
Sat Dec 9 19:03:45 PST 2006

Pragma wrote:
> Something I ran into that the group might enjoy:
> From:
> "Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of the C++ programming language, 
> defends his legacy and examines what's wrong with most software code."
> As always, Slashdot has some colorful coverage on this:
> "MIT's Technology Review has a Q&A with C++ inventor Bjarne Stroustrup. 
> Highlights include Bjarne's answers on the trade-offs involved in the 
> design of C++, and how they apply today, and his thoughts on the 
> solution to the problems. From the interview: 'Software developers have 
> become adept at the difficult art of building reasonably reliable 
> systems out of unreliable parts. The snag is that often we do not know 
> exactly how we did it.'"

Here is the follow up interview

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