Pope Francis Declares C++ Templates “A Creation Of The Devil”

ROME — Pope Francis is known for his tweets and homilies where he talks about the devil, Satan, the Accuser, the Evil One, the Father of Lies, the Ancient Serpent, the Prince of Darkness, the Tempter, the Seducer, the Great Dragon, the Enemy or just plainly the ‘demon’. In a recent General Audience of Wednesdays, the pontiff charged against C++ templates with all his ire, calling them “a creation of the devil” and having “a satanic syntax which only the most obscure, evil spirits could have devised”, urging pilgrims to “not even think about using them if you want to ship anytime soon”. This is not the first time Francis criticizes this programming language. In a previous audience last year, he fiercely condemned “the awful amount of code which ends up in header files, it’s insane”. Reportedly, Francis frequently has “The C Programming Code, 2nd Edition” next to his Bible during masses, and it is a known fact around Vatican circles that he is actively sponsoring the beatification of Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie, being the only issue that the former is still alive.