Choice of languages
- From: James Green <gnome cyberstorm demon co uk>
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Choice of languages
- Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 00:23:29 +0100 (BST)
I wish to direct this question directly at those who are core GNOME
Why choose C, and not C++?
I am a 2nd year undergrad in BSc Comp Sci, and the vast majority of our
code is taught in C++. The C part is relatively small, but the C++ OOP
extensions such as classes, inheritance, templates and suchlike have been
heavily covered and are the basis for our programming examinations and
assignments. With such educational interest in OOP especially (I found it
hard to think in such terms initially, but now find i hard to live without
it) I cann't help but ask the rationale behind NOT using OOP/C++.
I see many other apps for *ix are done in C rather than C++. So what am I
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