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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: the C++ disaster (was Re: Source code - optimised assembler)
Date Wed, 11 Mar 1998 18:22:03 GMT
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.

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