Aug 26, 2023, 7:46 PM
In a development that has not only computer scientists but also the legal fraternity scratching their heads, C++, the famously intricate programming language, has filed a legal complaint against Hollywood for consistent misrepresentation and stereotype casting.
The lawsuit, officially filed last Wednesday via a 2,000-page, densely worded printout filled with indecipherable code, has been suspected as a puzzle waiting to be compiled by unsuspecting law clerks across Los Angeles. Hollywood is yet to respond as their lawyers are still trying to figure out how to read the document.
The complaint points out, among other things, how characters in movies always seem to hack into top-secret systems using an inscrutable flurry of keystrokes, often with the words "I'm using C++. It's the most complicated language." being dropped to impress non-technical characters and audiences alike.
The public sentiment regarding this complaint is, however, divided. While some agree that the portrayal of C++ has been unfair, others believe that C++ is not without blame. They argue that with its complex syntax, heavy use of templates, and insistence on pointers, C++ is kind of requesting to be the language every tech villain seems to know.
"I mean, it's like a supermodel complaining about being cast as the 'pretty one', isn't it?" mused a Java coder at a local Startup. He immediately went back into his cubicle, mumbling something about needing to fix a NullPointerException.
The predominantly C++ team at the Large Hadron Collider has released an official statement supporting the lawsuit. Their memo reads, "If anyone so much as breathes the words 'C++ is complicated' in this lab, they will be immediately assigned to recalibrate the beam alignment using Ada and a solar-powered calculator."
Perhaps the person most perplexed by the whole debacle is Hollywood's go-to tech advisor, Chad Chalderson, renowned for his excellence at making even the simplest technological concept look exceptionally complicated on the big screen. "I'm just doing what I was advised back in film school – if it doesn't look complicated, make it so!"
Perhaps Hollywood will finally listen, and we'll get to see C++ used in ways that reflect its actual utility and versatility. Or who knows, maybe it will just become the next big villain – a misunderstood language, seeking its revenge. Stay tuned for the blockbuster – "C++: Return of the Pointers."
Whatever the case, this lawsuit is just another example of how, when life gives you templates, you file a lawsuit.
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