I like to ignore advice people give me and figure things out for myself. It does me no good. My brand is I don’t give a fuck about my brand. If you find the code I write useful and can point out things I’m missing that can help me improve my open source code you will have my full attention. The sad fact of open source is that people who actually spend the time to look carefully at your code are as rare as rocking horse shit.
Bill Gates might not have been far off when he claimed secretaries would be writing code using some version of BASIC. Larry Wall came up with perl, Guido von Rossum came up with python. I am being politically incorrect, it is a form of censorship that I abhor, but these are all languages for people who can’t understand the complexity of modern computing.
That is not a bad thing, I just call it as I see it. The technology world moves fast these days. Companies have to hire people that can produce things according to their limited ability.
The C++ world seems to have noticed this and is making big strides these days on making “easy things easy,” according to Bjarne Stroustrup’s current mantra.
C++ is anything but easy. But somehow it seems to attract the smart people in this world.