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That's why I prefer to code in Java rather than C++. Though I have written small apps in C++, I prefer to focus on the logic of data flow instead of the detailed memory structure of the RAM. Indeed, this is why I prefer Java to C#, though again I have used the latter quite a lot. This might be because I write a lot of mathematical apps where the logic of data flow is hard enough without extra overheads. Java just seems relatively effortless for coding such applications. That said, I do occasionally code in C++, and even assembly language, simply because I like to be reminded how computers work for my own academic satisfaction. However, I do miss the days of C64 POKE and PEEK - one really felt as if one was in control of the computer in those days.
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