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Re: The future of C/C++

> Hey people,
> 	Yesterday I was talking to one of the directors of the Mathematics
> department at my university about ideas for new research projects that I
> could participate. The first one I suggested was building a 3D engine,
> somthing like CrystalSpace for example, entirely from scratch. I also
> said it would be  made primarily in C++. The man started talking about
> some older projects of the department that already had something to do
> with this, and how he wanted to try some really *new* stuff.
> 	He then went on talking about new projects using primarily Java,
> stating that the language was still very slow, regarding performance,
> but that it would soon change, suggesting that C/C++ were near an "end".
> 	I'd like to know your opinion about this: what do you think? Is Java
> really going to replace C/C++, once it solves it's performance problems?
> Is it stupid to start new projects today using C/C++ rather than other
> new promising languages? What do you think?
> M.

Professors generally don't have their thumb on what really happens outside of
academia (ivory towers?).

Java is pretty snappy provided you use the right jvm/compiler and don't do silly
things that OO and gc tend to make easy. (you might try looking into gcj, the
GCC frontend for java to create native binaries. I haven't tried it yet, but it
may be a big step in performance viability for things that really need heavy

A long time ago, everyone said that C++ would replace C. They both seem to be
thriving together, each with advantages and disadvantages. Java is almost the
same language, so I don't think it can really replace c or c++, I think it'll
just take a small niche and be overused where it's not the most appropriate,
just like C and C++ :)

        -Erik <erik@smluc.org> [http://math.smsu.edu/~br0ke]

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