In September, 2011, a user with the pseudo name jalf did a good suggestion to Microsoft through their user voice platform, here’s a part of his suggestion:
Now that WinRT has been unveiled, a lot of people have criticized the C++/CLI-like quasi-C++ that is the recommended way to interface with the API. And honestly, it looks reasonably nice. If we’re willing to give up all hopes of using another compiler than VC11, and don’t mind non-standard code in our C++ application, it seem a nice way to interface with WinRT.
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C++ has been stagnated for many years, and many developers were confident that the language would have the same destiny as Cobol, Fortran, and VB6. Furthermore, No new projects would be developed with it and C++ developers would do just the maintenance of existing projects, which makes it a legacy language. On the contrary and against all odds, C++ is reborned from its ashes and the new standards are importantly changing how the language is used. Continue reading “C++ is not a legacy language anymore”