Richard Stallman thinks C++ sucks
From: Richard Stallman To: emacs-devel Subject: Re: Efforts to attract more users? Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 08:36:48 -0400 C++ is a badly designed and ugly language. It would be a shame to use it in Emacs. The reason the GCC developers wanted to use it is for destructors and generics. These aren't much use in Emacs, which has GC and in which data types are handled at the Lisp level.