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Re: The future of C/C++

Benjamin J Cummings wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Jan 2001, Achilles wrote:
> >       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".
> This does seem to be the feeling around my university, too.  However, i
> think this is a bit of an exaggeration.  I think what's happening now is
> more a diversification of lanugages, rather than a full replacement.  I
> could be wrong, anyway.

	I'm inclined to agree with you on that diversification thought.

> >       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
> Lets pretend, for a moment, that C++ is dying.  What's the problem with
> developing in it?  All the toolkits are still written for C and C++, so
> you won't have a support issue in the near future.  The quality of the
> compilers isn't going to deterierate as fewer people use them, so what's
> the problem?  If you were so inclined and you had the libraries, you could
> write a game inc COBOL, if it were your cup of tea.

	I was discussing the same thing with a friend of mine, and we came to
that same conclusion.

> However, if you like Java and speed is the only thing stopping you from
> using it, then i suggest mixing Java (compiled or not-- compiled Java is
> fairly quick) and C++.  I haven't done this myself, but i hear you can get
> some decent results.

	Hum. Actually I don't like Java, although this new job of mine requires
learning it :)

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