Thursday, July 21, 2005

"class" vs. "type"

An interesting quote from Stroustrup's The Design and Evolution of C++:

"When class means user-defined type in C++, why didn't I call it type? I chose class primarily because I dislike inventing new terminology and found Simula's quite adequate in most cases." (p. 31)

I would have liked "type" better :)

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