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Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 8, 2008

Ask Bjarne Stroustrup - The inventor of C++ programming language

CEans,

This is no doubt a great opportunity for each one of you! Mr. Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of C++ programming language has agreed for a Small Talk with CrazyEngineers! 😁

Now, don't waste time. Shoot all your questions directly to him in this thread. I will collect the questions posted in this thread and include them in our questionnaire for Mr. Stroustrup!

More information about Mr. Bjarne Stroustrup -

Bjarne Stroustrup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bjarne Stroustrup's Homepage

Don't miss this once-in-lifetime opportunity! Its exclusively for you, CEans!

Get started, post your questions in this thread!
Kartik Vyas
Kartik Vyas • Jan 8, 2008
What made you think beyond C and go for an object oriented approach?
Elisa
Elisa • Jan 9, 2008
Thank you big K!

What are practical difficulties in designing a new programming language?

I hope my question will be included!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 9, 2008
KGV
What made you think beyond C and go for an object oriented approach?
Elisa
Thank you big K!

What are practical difficulties in designing a new programming language?

I hope my question will be included!
Good going KGV & Elisa!

We will gather all the questions from CEans for next 3 days.
crook
crook • Jan 10, 2008
If you were to rewrite (redesign) C++ from scratch, what changes would you make? 😁

I think this is a good question. Biggie, please include it in the list.
Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • Jan 10, 2008
Awesome .. Stroustrup 😀 .. nice going BIggie

1. What do you see beyond OOP?
2. If OOP has still not lost its steam, then are we to see a new generation of hardware designed only for OO compiling?
3. In most engineering colleges, they first teach C, then C++ ... I generally found C++ the more easier to learn ... so should C be phased out for those who have just started to learn the basics of coding?
4. Seeing your baby take on such magnificent proportions, how does it feel as its creator?
5. Can there be a C for the Web? If there was, how would it be different from C with Classes 😀
suyash
suyash • Jan 10, 2008
Please try to include this one too, if possible, 😉

"When I started learning C and C++, I was told the importance of these programming languages in designing operating systems...
what is the status of their usage in the creation of modern OS's like various free distri's (linux) and MS Vista ??
are they having the same contribution in the development sector??"
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 11, 2008
Great going guys, I'll send out the questionnaire to Mr. Stroustrup by tomorrow ( 12[sup]th[/sup] January). If anyone wants to add questions, please do so as soon as possible.
MaRo
MaRo • Jan 11, 2008
- When someone like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs say "Use C++" no C#, C or AppleScript?

- What Operating system you're using for personal/ work uses?

- What basics I must have to make programming language?

- Is Operating Systems market closed now, Only limited for Microsoft, Apple & Unix-like systems anyone will make operating system will die? or there's still a chance?

- Will humanity someday create something to replace Von Neumann Architecture, which means new standards in every single digital bit in the world?

- Have you ever heard about Egypt in software domain or you know Egyptian Software pioneers?
Ruhi
Ruhi • Jan 12, 2008
Whats next after C++?

Are you going to invent anything new after objects?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 12, 2008
Thanks to KGV, Crook, Elisa, Kidakaka, Suyash, Maro & Ruhi! 😁

The questionnaire has been finalized.

All said & done, I'll work on taking 'Small Talk withDr. Bjarne Stroustrup' live on CE as soon as possible.Those who missed the chance, do not worry. CE is here to stay! In fact, we'll have a group of super crazy engineers to answer your questions from a group that has changed the world!

I can't let the secrets out; just develop more addiction towards CrazyEngineers and wait. 😁
rajshree
rajshree • Jan 14, 2008
hello sir,
i want to ask one simple query like " why some pc shut down while running 'c' program.please give me the answer as early as possible.
Thank you.
asit verma
asit verma • Jan 18, 2008
what sequence of books should be followed to become c++ experts
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 18, 2008
Friends,

This activity is already over & the questionnaire has been sent to Mr. Stroustrup.

Don't lose heart! Watch out for similar threads in coming days 😀
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jan 31, 2008
CEans,

As promised, Small Talk with Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup is now live on CrazyEngineers 😁 !

Here's the link -

Small Talk with Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup - Inventor of C++

Do tell your friends about the Small Talk and help us spread the word 😁

Discussions regarding Dr. Stroustrup's answers in this thread itself.
Prasad Ajinkya
Prasad Ajinkya • Jan 31, 2008
Its great to see someone as famous as Dr. Stroustrup be so down to earth and so forthcoming about the language.

Thanks Biggie!

Just a question here, can we do something in return for Dr. Stroustrup? Can we take his feedback back to the colleges/universities that decide the syllabus for students?

Its the one very actionable thing we can do to ensure that life for future students is easier learning C++ at the very start of their careers.

What say?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Feb 1, 2008
kidakaka
Its great to see someone as famous as Dr. Stroustrup be so down to earth and so forthcoming about the language.

Thanks Biggie!

Just a question here, can we do something in return for Dr. Stroustrup? Can we take his feedback back to the colleges/universities that decide the syllabus for students?

Its the one very actionable thing we can do to ensure that life for future students is easier learning C++ at the very start of their careers.

What say?
That's a really great idea! I'm game for it. How do you suggest we should go forward with it? What do other CEans think?
Elisa
Elisa • Feb 2, 2008
The_Big_K
CEans,

As promised, Small Talk with Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup is now live on CrazyEngineers 😁 !

Here's the link -

Small Talk with Dr. Bjarne Stroustrup - Inventor of C++

Do tell your friends about the Small Talk and help us spread the word 😁

Discussions regarding Dr. Stroustrup's answers in this thread itself.
Thank you for the opportunity!
MaRo
MaRo • Feb 2, 2008
Thank you very much Big K & Thanks to Dr. Stroustrup 😀

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