Damian Conway's Modest Proposal


A proposal to create a new language on top of C++. Unfortunately, it's co-authored by a noted Perltard, and some of the operators are... icky.

They lost me at "+:=". Also, the argument of mathematical consistency for using "=" instead of "==" is bone-headed. Maybe it's that Dave Mark was especially skilled at explaining C when I taught myself (16 years ago...), but I have never, ever been confused by "==". Since the only way their proposal could meet with success is if it was embraced by existing C++ programmers, they should have left the operators alone.

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