Library users


Library users have an easy life with C++. Library designers have a harder life. cf. FORTRAN where users have a hard time too.
Library users are much better protected against their misuse than in FORTRAN.
Library users do not need to care about implementation details.
Library users typically benefit from a simpler and more natural interface to the services provided by a library assuming the library designer has done a good job.

Library designers


Library designers have a huge responsibility to provide simple yet flexible libraries which are genuinely useful and still remain efficient. Who will use a library that does not satisfy these criteria?
The difficulty for the library writer is in the design not in the implementation. C++ doesn't tell the library designer what to do; it simply provides the tools to do it.