Are you tired of writing code that is slow, buggy, unreadable, unmaintainable, and unportable? Do you want to simplify your life and embrace the beauty of minimalism? Are you tired of all the hype and buzzwords surrounding modern programming languages? Do you feel overwhelmed by the plethora of frameworks, libraries, and paradigms that claim to make your life easier? Do you wish you could go back to the good old days of simple and elegant code that just works?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need to ditch C++ and switch to C, the ultimate minimalist language. C is a language that respects the programmer and the hardware, and does not impose any unnecessary features or abstractions that only complicate things. C is a language that empowers you to write code that is fast, reliable, readable, maintainable, and portable.

Here are some of the reasons why C is better than C++:

  • C is simple. It has a small and consistent syntax that can be learned in a day. C does not have any of the bloat that C++ has, such as classes, inheritance, polymorphism, templates, exceptions, operator overloading, multiple inheritance, virtual functions, and so on. These features only obscure the logic of the program and make it harder to understand and debug. C lets you focus on the problem at hand, not on the language.
  • C is close to the hardware. It gives you direct access to the memory and the CPU, and does not hide anything from you. C does not have any of the overhead that C++ has, such as constructors, destructors, vtables, RTTI, and so on. These features only slow down the execution and waste memory and CPU cycles. C lets you optimize your code for the best performance and efficiency.
  • C is universal. It is supported by almost every platform and compiler, and is the lingua franca of the programming world. C does not have any of the incompatibility issues that C++ has, such as name mangling, ABI, STL, and so on. These features only limit the portability and interoperability of the code. C lets you reuse your code across different platforms and environments.

As you can see, C is the perfect language for minimalists who value simplicity, efficiency, and portability. C++ is a language for maximalists who love complexity, wastefulness, and inconsistency. C++ is a language that sucks.

Don’t take my word for it. Listen to what Linus Torvalds, the genius behind Linux and Git, has to say about C++:

C++ is a horrible language. It’s made more horrible by the fact that a lot of substandard programmers use it, to the point where it’s much much easier to generate total and utter crap with it.

Thank you for reading this blog post titled “Why C is Better Than C++: Minimalist Perspective”. I hope you enjoyed it and learned something new. If you are a C++ fanboy, I hope you are not too triggered by my arguments.

If you disagree with me, you are wrong and you should feel bad. If you agree with me, you are right and you should feel good. Thank you and goodbye.