Also, C++ is generally not slower to compile unless using templates (including the STL of course) or exceptions. Exceptions are turned off here and templates are limited to sensible uses where they have a real benefit. With some templates compilation may be a little slower but if that greatly reduces code complexity then your development time is still under a net improvement. I'd be fine with a little longer build if it meant hours or even days shaved off of feature work. Build time is important because it impacts iteration time; language and tools are more important because they impact iteration time even more.
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C++ Doesn't Change The Speed Of GCC