A programming language for Real Men. Most languages try to provide a simplified way to solve specific problems well. C++ makes no such concession and tries to be mediocre at everything. It lets you program at a very high level, and a very low level in the same program. It lets you write procedural code, object oriented code, generic code and mix them all up. It makes you decide everything and provides no help if you get it wrong.

It is by far the biggest, most complicated, ugly, down-right dangerous language you can use. But it does run fast. It takes at least twice as long to program in C++ as any other major language (except C).

The men who program in C++ are Real Men. The women who program in C++ are Real Men too. You can spot a C++ programmer from their testosterone fueled swagger, and the unbelievable amount of contempt they inject into the phrase Java "programmer". They'll probably do the air quotes and all.
Dev: 'Hey, Reg, you know C++ right? What does:
".\src\Cont.cpp(52) : error C2679: binary '=' : no operator found which takes a right-hand operand of type 'int' (or there is no acceptable conversion)
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\include\vector(392): could be 'std::_Vector_iterator<_Ty, _Alloc> &std::_Vector_iterator<_Ty, _Alloc>::operator =(const std::_Vector_iterator<_Ty, _Alloc> &)' with _Ty=Main::Cont, _Alloc=std::allocator<Main::Cont> while trying to match the argument list '(std::_Vector_iterator<_Ty, _Alloc>, int)' with _Ty=Main::Cont, _Alloc=std::allocator<Main::Cont> " mean?'

Reg: 'You missed a semicolon at the end of the line.'
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I'd rather flip bits one by one with my bare hands hands than coding in C++. At least I won't lose my sanity.
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A language that is spoken all over the world. It is one of the few languages that originated with writing, not talking. It is derived from English, but it uses symbols like ; " # { in the everyday speech. It is very good when you want to be specific.
Bill: int goodcodeideas; std::cin >> goodcodeideas;
Bob: Make some code that makes fractals in C++
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In continuation with the definition given in (2), there are a further set of C++ developers who aspire to have such absolute dominion over their development that they actually rework the compiler they are using so that the syntax they write is compiled in the exact way they want. This group of elitists make those C++ programmers as detailed in definition (2) look like a pack of uneducated noobs. They, like those in (2) always insist that everyone must go through a horrifically painful set of years of digesting documentation to become Jedi's.

Jedi's have long forgotten what its like to be a novice programmer and are often arrogant pricks about anyone asking them questions on any level. Just don't ask them for help - Jedi's only talk shop with other Jedi's, and that includes Masters.
Situation of a Person A (jedi) talking to Person B (master)

Person B - 'I'm trying to accelarate this algorithm, however no matter what I do, I can't get this data values to split right so that I can run them in parallel'

Person A - 'Why don't you just modify the memory function associated with it?' (always asked as if its the most obvious thing in the world)

Person B - 'Wouldn't know where to start with that one - how do I go about it?, any pointers?'

Person A (In the most drained, how the fuck could you not understand this condescending tone) - 'I'll send you the documentation'

Note the documentation component, even if its a one line fix C++ masters and jedi's especially will 99% of the time point you to the documentation, which in general was written by Jedi's for Jedi's and is fucken useless for someone starting out.
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A computer programming language that is an advanced form of C++. Learning C++ means learning everything about C.
A piece of code written in C++

# include <iostream>
using namespace std;

void main()

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