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    Is C++ a dying art?

    I have found C and C++ as enjoyable pursuits in my career. I have heard talk online about C++ projects going away in favor of C#, especially in the case where C++.net surely was a failure and C++/CLI simply lost in obscurity.

    I have been doing some C# projects over the past year myself, yet I find that the OOP in C# has been simplified for the sake of standardization. I personally believe that programming is an intellectual pursuit and simply because a large number of individuals find an aspect tricky, doesn't mean that it should simply be eliminated the programming language because there are always a large group of individuals that do not.

    Is there truth in the idea that C++ is dying off in the industry? Is this occuring as a trend in the industry?
    I realize this may be a result of Microsoft changing its product line....for the better? Worst?

    Thank you my fellow coders.
    Last edited by ahoodin; April 19th, 2009 at 01:52 PM.
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    Re: Is C++ a dying art?

    Not at all my friend, its as strong as ever.

    Well... I don't know about the statistics but based on the fact that DirectX is primarily used with C++, I believe that C++ is holding strong.

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    Re: Is C++ a dying art?

    Dot NET is everywhere, and getting stronger every day...

    Everything MS used to be C++. Not any more...
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    Re: Is C++ a dying art?

    Quote Originally Posted by VirtualProgrammer View Post
    I believe that C++ is holding strong.
    Mate I tend to agree with you, although maybe not on the Window Desktop.

    There are still areas of Windows that can not be programmed with .Net such as at the device level.
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    Re: Is C++ a dying art?

    Quote Originally Posted by dglienna View Post
    Dot NET is everywhere, and getting stronger every day...

    Everything MS used to be C++. Not any more...
    That may be Digi, but as I remember VB always had a strong following and I remember how furious many VB 6 programmers were when they had to adjust to VB.NET.

    I guess it is no different for C++ programmers now. We still have to adjust to the change.
    ahoodin
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    Re: Is C++ a dying art?

    recently discovered managed C++/CLI can be useful for wrapping native C++ code so that it can be accessed in say C#.

    Wrapping Windows APIs with C++/CLI

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