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I love the flexibility and breadth of things you can do with objective-c/c++. It's downsides mostly come from syntax, container class getting/setting is way too verbose, same with string operations. If there was a special syntax for just string and container classes, large swaths of my code would be smaller.

UIKit view controller classes are also not flexible enough, and crap out in a lot of custom multithreaded operations when they shouldn't. I could reproduce the same behavior with my own classes (animations, transitions, view control, etc) using just basic UIView classes and it would work significantly better.

Beta version of XCode has dict[@1] or dict[@"key"] for accessing members. Makes NSNumber and objectForKey old news. It's great. :)

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