[linux-elitists] Nobody's favorite language? C++ and free software
Tue Mar 25 12:11:17 PST 2003
begin Justin F. Knotzke quotation:
> Then, once it was all running, I would have to port it to another
> Unix and BOOM! ..all over again. Code that worked fine under gcc in
> Linux crashed all over using Sun's compiler and vice versa and
> nevermind the compilers under HPUX. Even using the same version of
> g++ over different Unixes showed different results.
This could be another reason for C++'s rise. GNU systems ARE
Unix nowadays, with the rare exception of Solaris (which runs
typically in a separate domain most of the time).
Perhaps people are writing more C++ code because they assume
their app will only ever be run on a Linux or BSD box.
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