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On Sun, 2007-30-09 at 02:54 +0900, Morton Goldberg wrote:

> [*] Betrand Meyer of Eiffel fame has often made fun of C++'s  
> reference semantics. He has claimed they are beyond the understanding  
> of mere mortals. He is joking, of course.



I spoke with Dr. Meyer during his trip to China last year.  One of the
things we touched upon (naturally) was programming language design.  He
is not joking when he talks about C++'s reference semantics.  Not in the
slightest.  Don't mistake his general good cheer and good nature for not
vociferously hating that language.  ;)

-- 
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Never, ever, ever let systems-level engineers do human interaction
design unless they have displayed a proven secondary talent in that
area. Their opinion of what represents good human-computer interaction
tends to be a bit off-track. (Bruce Tognazzini)

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