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Wondering, that C++ being so complex a language (with many features and corners) why there are so many less questions?

Present count:

C++   ~76k
Java ~135k
C#   ~190k

Is this because:

  1. Other two are more popular languages?
  2. Nor much development is happening now a days on C++?
  3. Less people care/dare to dig into the language features and ask questions?
  4. Any other reasons?
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closed as not constructive by Time Traveling Bobby, Jeff Atwood Jun 29 '11 at 6:53

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I think this discussion was lead before...it's neither constructive nor answerable. –  Time Traveling Bobby Jun 29 '11 at 6:34
Please don't put spaces before your question marks. –  Lance Roberts Jun 29 '11 at 7:01

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I think because C++ is relatively old. And it is known to be complex, so it has not as much new programmers as Java and C#. New programmers ask the most questions.

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+1 for "new programmers ask the most questions" –  Billy ONeal Jun 29 '11 at 21:49

Other two are more popular languages ?

Popular by what means?

Nor much development happening now a days on C++ ?

Er.. [citation required]

Less people care/dare to dig the language features and ask questions ?


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popular in the sense, more preferred by new comers .. –  iammilind Jun 29 '11 at 6:21
@iam: That's highly subjective. –  uɐɯsO uɐɥʇɐN Jun 29 '11 at 6:56

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