Last week I spent 30 minutes with interviewer Robert Hess to talk about the differences between managed and native languages, and why modern C++ is clean, safe, and fast – as “clean and safe” as any other modern language, and still the king of “fast.”
The interview just went live today on Channel 9. Here’s the blurb from the site:
C++ has been around for what seems like forever. It might seem like it’s taken a back seat to languages that provide better application isolation and better development throughput, but in truth it remains one of the most widely used languages in the world. In order to gain some better insights on how C++ measures up in a "managed" world, I’ve invited Herb Sutter, Program Manager for Visual Studio, to explain how C++ has evolved and how it remains a great choice for many modern day development tasks.
I’ve said some of these things before, but it’s important to get the word out – modern C++11 is not your daddy’s C++, and as people return more and more to C++, we have some work still to do to help people unlearn some negative things that are no longer true (and in some cases never were true) about C++ as we know and use it today.