This is a post for myself, to basically bookmark the excellent work of someone else. My post is contributing practically nothing (maybe adding some context/weight for his article) but here it is anyway. ;-)
Despite not being an active user of C++ I really enjoyed this post. I actually feel a little smarter and better informed for having read it. Despite the mess in the C++ tool chain being described, this kind of reading actually makes me feel more inclined to dig into this stuff not less. Anyway, filing this one away as something to potentially come back to.