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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: the C++ disaster (was Re: Source code - optimised assembler)
Date Wed, 11 Mar 1998 19:33:16 GMT
Marc Slemko wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Mar 1998, Ben Laurie wrote:
> >
> > I have to say I find the comment curious anyway - presumably he'd have
> > liked to have seen C in C++'s place. But anything I can write in C I can
> > write in C++ (with maybe a few extra casts). So that wasn't really what
> > he was getting at, I suppose. I presume he must not like the way it was
> Oh, come on.  Saying that just because C++ is a nearly superset
> of C then there are no problems with C++ that aren't is C is bogus.
> Somehow, when people talk about writing C++ I don't think they mean
> talking about writing C code that just happens to be compiled
> by a C++ compiler.

It is equally bogus to say that writing in C++ is not OK. That was my
point. There isn't a single way to write C++ that isn't C. Sounds like
the Mozilla guys got it wrong. If "right" meant, essentially, writing C
instead of C++, that still isn't an argument for discarding C++, is it?



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