Is this a true statement: Part II

Carsten Geckeler uioziaremwpl at spammotel.com
Sat Jun 30 00:19:56 CEST 2001


On Fri, 29 Jun 2001, phil hunt wrote:

> On Fri, 29 Jun 2001 14:48:23 -0400, MDK <no at spam.com> wrote:
> >
> >Why is C++ awful; what's wrong with it?
>
> I don't think it is awful.
>
> But it does have drawbacks. The main one, IMO, is that the tasks
> it is good at are not the tasks it is mostly used for.
>
> C++ is a very good system programming language. For wiritng
> operating systems, device drivers, windowing systems, programing
> language compliers and interpreters, it's a natural choice.
>
> But for writing GUI applications, it typically isn't, unless
> speed is imperative.

Well, at least most GUIs _themselves_ are programmed in C/C++.

> Write your apps in python. Then convert them to C++ if it doesn't
> run fast enough.

Cheers, Carsten
-- 
Carsten Geckeler





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