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Why aren’t there any popular web frameworks in C/C++ even though they are more performance intensive languages?

My answer to Why aren’t there any popular web frameworks in C/C++ even though they are more performance intensive languages? on Quora

Because it’s very hard writing secure code in them due to the way they handle memory management, and web applications have an enormous number of potential paths for malicious input. It’s much easier to write secure web application code in a higher level language (which isn’t to say it’s easy at all even then).

This is Why aren’t there any popular web frameworks in C/C++ even though they are more performance intensive languages? by Simon Willison, posted on 5th August 2013.

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