My probably hypersnark there was being unimpressed with seeing blogposts where people say, "Wow, I spent five days being beat up by Rust's compiler... now I feel really accomplished!"
@craigmaloney @cwebber @technomancy @starbreaker With all the cool C++14 features I imagine these days it's driven more by a desire to repurpose the brain real estate taken up by all of C++'s dark cobwebby/sharp corners to some more useful purpose. Oh and garbage collection, since one hits the limits of unique pointers rather quickly, and shared pointers are... pointy.
book: Here's cout and cin
me: Oh, those are quite nice.
book: Here's hello world in C++
me: Oh, that's real nice.
book: Here's C++'s object syntax.
me: Well, that's not too
book: Here's a more complex example
me: *gibbers in the fetal position in a secluded corner*