[linux-elitists] Nobody's favorite language? C++ and free software
Wed Mar 26 13:54:56 PST 2003
On 26 Mar 2003, Ben Woodard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'd say that the features that I use most are:
> // comments, define a variable where I need it rather than at the
> beginning of a codeblock, more explicit kinds of casting, simple classes
> with very little inheritance. STL & other subsets of libstdc++.
I've always wondered what would happen if gcc added support for some
of these to C. I guess // comments are already there. Inherited
classes could be added to C without major damage; you can already do
it with macro trickery.
The thing I would most like in C is const_cast, reinterpret_cast,
etc. That could make it a lot safer. Perhaps they could be done as
some kind of gcc attribute(())-like system.
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