XXXX@XXXXX.COM writes in comp.unix.programmer:
|In which language do you prefer to program in
|a UNIX environment: C or C++?
Given that I am often working on code that should be portable to a
number of platforms, with a variety of compilers, and libraries that
should be callable from other peoples applications, compiled with a
variety of compilers, C is the only choice. Once all the C++ compilers
finish implementing the C++ standard and adopt a standard C++ ABI for
each platform, it might be usable. As long as every compiler implements
a different subset of the standard, and you can't link a library built
with one compiler with an application from another, it's useless to many
Of course, C++ is very useful to a large set of other people, with
different requirements and who don't care about the same constraints,
leading back to the m *** 'There is no one best tool for all jobs -
choose the hammer for the nail, and the screwdriver for the *** and
be happy you have both to use as necessary.'
Alan Coopersmith XXXX@XXXXX.COM
~alanc/ aka: XXXX@XXXXX.COM
Working for, but definitely not speaking for, Sun Microsystems, Inc.