[Interest] vs. Flutter

Henry Skoglund fromqt at tungware.se
Tue Feb 19 21:57:34 CET 2019

Hi, totally agree C/C++ will outlive many of these new languages.
It's also most likely Javascript will wane off sooner rather than later 
due to WebAssembly steadily improving.

Been working/programming for 43 years now, while I fondly remember 
Pascal on CP/M from my youth (before C++ was invented), once I switched 
to C++ in the early 90's (Visual C++/MFC), C++ always felt as my "home".

Also you could say that good and stable ecosystems for a language takes 
decades to arrive, at least one generation of programmers has to come 
and go I think. So the peak of C++ will be in the future :-)

Rgrds Henry

On 2019-02-19 21:13, Christoph Feck wrote:
> On 02/19/19 20:47, Jason H wrote:
>> What I've learned is that it's better to stand on the shoulders of 
>> giants than to rewrite the universe from scratch. I dream of a say 
>> where we can code things and everyone else regardless of platform can 
>> run it. I thought this was going to be .Net CLR, or Java VM, but 
>> corporate ownership initiatives derailed them (Much like the "You 
>> will" ATT ads of the 90s - we got it, but not from ATT). But C/C++ 
>> runs all more platforms/processors. Linux has come a long way in terms 
>> of bringing all CPUs a usable software ecosystem. And this though 
>> rather obtuse is one reason to pick Qt - that it'll support any system 
>> that can run a C++ compiler. You don't technically need to use QML, 
>> you can keep going with C++.
> Once upon a time a mother of two curious boys called me, asking me to 
> teach them programming. They have no clue what language to start with, 
> so I suggested C as a base, to later learn Python, C++, Java (or C#).
> Then some "smart" student told one of the kids "JavaScript is da future
> of da Internetz". I stopped teaching them after it was suggested to
> stop the C course and swap it for a JavaScript course.
> C/C++ will be relevant in the future. All other languages will come and
> go (no pun intended).
> Whether Qt will be relevant in the future lies in the hands of its
> developers. Don't ruin it.
> Christoph Feck

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