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" First, I'd like to see the basic tools such as compilers, debuggers, profilers, database interfaces, GUI builders, CAD tools, and so forth fully support the ISO standard. "
" I would encourage nonproprietary standards for tools and libraries. "
" This evolution may compromise Java's claim of being simpler than C++, but my guess is that the effort will make Java a better language than it is today. "
" However, when Java is promoted as the sole programming language, its flaws and limitations become serious. "
" With the increasing importance of standards for system-level objects such as COM and CORBA, it is particularly important that the C++ bindings to those be clean, well documented, and simple to use. "
" I find languages that support just one programming paradigm constraining. "
" People who passionately want to believe that the world is basically simple react to this with a fury that goes beyond what I consider appropriate for discussing a programming language. "
" My list of basic tools is a partial answer to the question about what has changed: Over the past few years, large numbers of programmers have come to depend on elaborate tools to interface code with systems facilities. "
" The standard library saves programmers from having to reinvent the wheel. "
" Certainly not every good program is object-oriented, and not every object-oriented program is good. "
" Personally, I look forward to better tools for analyzing C++ source code. "
" After all, C++ isn't a perfect match for Java's design aims either. "
" It is easy to study the rules of overloading and of templates without noticing that together they are one of the keys to elegant and efficient type-safe containers. "
" Thus, the standard library will serve as both a tool and as a teacher. "
" Clearly, I reject the view that there is one way that is right for everyone and for every problem. "