Retrospective Thoughts on BitC -
A long, worthwhile summary of what BitC got wrong. Interesting if you're a programming language enthusiast. "We measured this at one point on a very early (pre templates) C++ product and found that we processed more than 150 header lines for each "source" line. The ratio has grown since then by at least a factor of ten, and (because of templates) quite likely 20." - andrep