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Re: C++ equivalent to spaghetti code

From: peter koch
Subject: Re: C++ equivalent to spaghetti code
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2008 04:49:28 -0700 (PDT)
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On 20 Jul., 10:23, James Kanze <> wrote:
> On Jul 19, 11:25 am, terminator <> wrote:
> C was never really a good general purpose language.  It was
> never used (nor even usable) in commercial software, for
> example.

This is not correct. My guess would be that there is loads of C-based
software around. Speaking for myself, I have been developing
commercial software in C from the days before C++ became popular. The
software was a financial package which is still today very
I was one of the programmers evaluating C++ as a replacement and even
though I liked it very much, I had to reject it: we programmed for a
segmented  architecture (yes - it was so long ago!), and the current C+
+ compilers we found did not have sufficiently good support for that.
Had the compiler given us suficient support for the architecture, I
would certainly have recommended C++.
Also many of the database-products out there (e.g. Oracle) are written
mostly or entirely in C.


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