OT: on IDEs and code writing on steroids

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at erdani.org
Wed May 20 13:40:28 PDT 2009

dsimcha wrote:
> Not sure I agree.  C++ templates were probably intended to be something like
> generics initially and became Turing-complete almost by accident.

That is factually correct. It was quite a hubbub on the C++ 
standardization committee when Erwin Unruh wrote a C++ program that 
wrote prime numbers in error messages. See http://tinyurl.com/oqk6nl


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