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Re: C++ equivalent to spaghetti code

From: Richard Harter
Subject: Re: C++ equivalent to spaghetti code
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 03:35:39 GMT

On Mon, 21 Jul 2008 20:34:02 +0000, Richard Heathfield
<rjh@see.sig.invalid> wrote:

> said:
>> Willem <> wrote:
>>> In other words: There cannot be any commercial applicaiton written in C,
>>> because in your view it is not well suited to one or two application
>>> types you can think of.
>> I don't think that's what James meant.  I think when he said "commercial
>> application", he really meant "business data processing application".  C
>> really *isn't* well suited to most BDP applications, so his statement is
>> much more reasonable when interpreted that way.
>Whether you have interpreted him correctly is not for me to say, but what I 
>am in a position to say is that I've written plenty of "BDP" applications 
>in C, and I found it a very suitable language for the purpose. That is not 
>to say that there are no other such languages, of course, but it's one of 
>the better ones. I've used quite a few languages for "BDP", and I'd rank C 
>in the top two of those few. Whether I'd place it first or second is a 
>tough call. (C++ ranks a close third in my estimation.)

But, Richard, you place C first or second in all applications.

>> But I still suspect
>> that there are at least a few BDP applications written in C nonetheless.
>Loads. Absolutely loads.
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