[GRASS5] Platform for next generation UI

Glynn Clements glynn at gclements.plus.com
Sun Jan 1 15:13:47 EST 2006

Glynn Clements wrote:

> There's also the issue that C is still more portable, particularly on
> non-mainstream platforms. Although most open-source Unices will have a
> recent version of g++ installed, on commercial Unices the vendor's
> official C++ compiler may be a decade out of date and/or cost a
> significant amount of money, and g++ may not interoperate reliably
> with system libraries.

Another point which I forgot: C++ typically has worse binary
compatibility than C, i.e. an executable which uses C++ will generally
run on a narrower range of systems than a similar executable which
only uses C.

Glynn Clements <glynn at gclements.plus.com>

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