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But they feel really obsolete. I don't feel like coding C++ or Pascal when there are modern languages like Python, Clojure, C#, Rust etc and intelligent code editors like Idea/PyCharm that are a lot less boring and more relevant. Sure, old-style visual RAD is still here but it has been forgotten behind as the programming languages progress skyrocketed.

Do you think they are exciting, and Pascal and C++ are not?

Python: slow, useless for threaded programming, full of obvious mistakes (anybody likes one-line lambdas?)

Clojure: a flaccid, viagra-less Lisp.

C#: basically same as Java, the yardstick on "boring" languages

How can they be exciting?!

However, I agree that Rust is exciting, very exciting, because it has fearless concurrency, zero-cost abstractions, move semantics, trait-based generics and efficient C bindings.

C++ is the industry standard for the game industry. How is it obsolete?

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