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From Rodrigo Kumpera <kump...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Developing Harmony
Date Tue, 17 May 2005 15:03:31 GMT
C++, just C++, is a recipe for trouble. Most projects that use it define a 
subset to make development a less painfull talk. Usually operator 
overloading, templates and virtual inheritance are discarded.

Rodrigo

On 5/17/05, Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> Jónas Tryggvi Jóhannsson wrote:
> >
> >> Question to the floor: if it had to be one of C and C++, which would
> >> you prefer?
> >
> >
> > I can´t think of a single reason why C should be preferred over C++,
> as
> > C can simply be viewed as a subset of C++.
> 
> That sounds like a reason to me.
> 
> > As Java users, all of us
> > appreciate object orientation and understand how it can be used to
> > simplify software and make it more readable. Writing C code in an object
> > oriented manner simply does not give the same level of abstraction C++
> > can provide.
> 
> I agree. Many developers don't.
> 
> > Im however very fond of the idea of writing the JVM in Java. Im
> > beginning to look into the JikesRVM and I really like the idea,
> > especially as it is the language that everyone on this list is familiar
> > with.
> 
> As I said before, don't assume we're all Java fans here. I'm far more
> familiar with C++ than I am with Java.
> 
> > It would also maximize the quality of the tools that we will
> > provide, as we would be using them to develop our JVM.
> 
> Like I said, a framework that allows you to do this is definitely what I
> want to see. But it should also allow me to write the JVM in C.
> 
> Is the Jikes licence one we can use?
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Ben.
> 
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> 
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