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Google executive frustrated by Java, C++ complexity

Jul 24, 2010, 19:07 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joab Jackson)

"Today's commercial-grade programming languages -- C++ and Java, in particular -- are way too complex and not adequately suited for today's computing environments, Google distinguished engineer Rob Pike argued in a talk Thursday at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference.

"Pike made his case against such "industrial programming languages" during his keynote at the conference in Portland, Oregon.

""I think these languages are too hard to use, too subtle, too intricate. They're far too verbose and their subtlety, intricacy and verbosity seem to be increasing over time," Pike said. "They're oversold, and used far too broadly.""

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