Recent Quotes from C++ Inventor Bjarne Stroustrup

Bjarne Stroustup interviewed by Wired MagazineA selection of a few quotes recently told by C++ father to Wired magazine, in occasion of the 25 years of its creation.

    • My aim for C++ was always to go beyond the narrow definitions of OOP. Sometimes, it is more important to have the right problem than the best solution.
    • Ada, Smalltalk, Eiffel, Objective C, the forerunners of CLOS, and other languages were vigorously competing for mind share. In that context, C++ was the only “advanced language” without a marketing organization. If I had thought of it and had some marketing sense, very computer and just about any gadget would have had a little ‘C++ Inside’ sticker on it.
    • There are dozens of computers in a modern car, but we still think of it as a car: when done well, software is invisible.
    • If someone claims to have the perfect programming language, he is either a fool or a salesman or both.