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C++ vs YAML: What are the differences?

C++: Has imperative, object-oriented and generic programming features, while also providing the facilities for low level memory manipulation. C++ compiles directly to a machine's native code, allowing it to be one of the fastest languages in the world, if optimized; YAML: A straightforward machine parsable data serialization format designed for human readability and interaction. A human-readable data-serialization language. It is commonly used for configuration files, but could be used in many applications where data is being stored or transmitted.

C++ and YAML can be primarily classified as "Languages" tools.

Google, Lyft, and Twitch are some of the popular companies that use C++, whereas YAML is used by Zoteca, Doable, and Skydive project. C++ has a broader approval, being mentioned in 199 company stacks & 371 developers stacks; compared to YAML, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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Russtopia Labs
Sr. Doodad Imagineer at Russtopia Labs · | 0 upvote · 79.5K views
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Go
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C++
C

As a personal research project I wanted to add post-quantum crypto KEM (key encapsulation) algorithms and new symmetric crypto session algorithms to openssh. I found the openssh code and its channel/context management extremely complex.

Concurrently, I was learning Go. It occurred to me that Go's excellent standard library, including crypto libraries, plus its much safer memory model and string/buffer handling would be better suited to a secure remote shell solution. So I started from scratch, writing a clean-room Go-based solution, without regard for ssh compatibility. Interactive and token-based login, secure copy and tunnels.

Of course, it needs a proper security audit for side channel attacks, protocol vulnerabilities and so on -- but I was impressed by how much simpler a client-server application with crypto and complex terminal handling was in Go.

$ sloc openssh-portable 
  Languages  Files    Code  Comment  Blank   Total  CodeLns
      Total    502  112982    14327  15705  143014   100.0%
          C    389  105938    13349  14416  133703    93.5%
      Shell     92    6118      937   1129    8184     5.7%
       Make     16     468       37    131     636     0.4%
        AWK      1     363        0      7     370     0.3%
        C++      3      79        4     18     101     0.1%
       Conf      1      16        0      4      20     0.0%
$ sloc xs
  Languages  Files  Code  Comment  Blank  Total  CodeLns
      Total     34  3658     1231    655   5544   100.0%
         Go     19  3230     1199    507   4936    89.0%
   Markdown      2   181        0     76    257     4.6%
       Make      7   148        4     50    202     3.6%
       YAML      1    39        0      5     44     0.8%
       Text      1    30        0      7     37     0.7%
     Modula      1    16        0      2     18     0.3%
      Shell      3    14       28      8     50     0.9%

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Pros of C++
Pros of YAML
  • 183
    Performance
  • 95
    Control over memory allocation
  • 90
    Cross-platform
  • 88
    Fast
  • 77
    Object oriented
  • 54
    Industry standard
  • 44
    Smart pointers
  • 36
    Templates
  • 16
    Gui toolkits
  • 15
    Raii
  • 13
    Generic programming
  • 12
    Flexibility
  • 10
    Control
  • 9
    Metaprogramming
  • 7
    Hardcore
  • 5
    Full-fledged containers/collections API
  • 5
    Simple
  • 4
    Many large libraries
  • 4
    Performant multi-paradigm language
  • 4
    Large number of Libraries
  • 2
    Way too complicated
  • 1
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  • 1
    Close to Reality
  • 1
    Plenty of useful features
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    Cons of C++
    Cons of YAML
    • 8
      Slow compilation
    • 7
      Unsafe
    • 6
      Over-complicated
    • 6
      Fragile ABI
    • 5
      No standard/mainstream dependency management
    • 4
      Templates mess with compilation units
    • 3
      Too low level for most tasks
    • 1
      Unreal engine
    • 1
      Template metaprogramming is insane
    • 1
      Segfaults
    • 1
      Compile time features are a mess
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      What is C++?

      C++ compiles directly to a machine's native code, allowing it to be one of the fastest languages in the world, if optimized.

      What is YAML?

      A human-readable data-serialization language. It is commonly used for configuration files, but could be used in many applications where data is being stored or transmitted.

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