D&D-style map of C++

Here's a treasure-map showing the relationships of C++ and its many offshoots, proponents, clones and pretenders.

Алёна C++

Coral Cache mirror of map

(Thanks, Fipi Lele!)


  1. god i hated c++ at university.

    I’m pretty sure it was programming that sent me screaming from the altar of science into the wishwashy world of 3d animation.

  2. Funny that the Memory Management Desert contains references to malloc, realloc and free … but not new and delete.

  3. It’s illegal to make maps anyway. Something will change. Whatever. The system admins always know when map making is going on, so I don’t even try it. What’s good is actually to use a map from a different city, graph it onto the grid and distribute it freely.

  4. Haha! Bjarne is SAURON, hiding out in the Necromancer’s tower under Mirkwood, see it?

    Presumably he’s torturing Thorin Oakenshield’s relatives in there.

  5. C++ is history repeated as tragedy. Java is history repeated as farce.

    Java: the best argument for Smalltalk since C++

  6. Where’s the Dragon you ask? C++ IS the Dragon! The Dragon Slayers don’t appear on the map (yet?).

  7. Dude, real dungeons and dragons maps were made with graph paper, this is more of a LOTR style map. Yes, my geek cred is higher than yours

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