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Chapter 39. The Transition to OO and C++ > FAQ 39.09: Does being a good C progr...

FAQ 39.09: Does being a good C programmer help when learning OO/C++?

No. A good C programmer is almost always a horrible OO/C++ programmer.


One of the early ideas behind C++ is that it could be used as a “better C” without using its OO or modern software engineering features. We don't think this is a desirable approach in most instances, and this book is written for organizations which want “good” OO software using C++, not just C++ programs that compile and execute correctly. With that perspective, this is the new reality for C programmers:


  

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