Mail Archives: djgpp/1997/12/19/08:30:26

From: "Clayton Long" <clong AT stetson DOT edu>
Newsgroups: alt.comp.lang.learn.c-c++,comp.os.msdos.djgpp
Subject: Re: Which is best? C or C++ ???
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 05:30:35 -0800
Organization: Stetson University
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John M. Aldrich wrote in message <3496C249 DOT 263D AT cs DOT com>...
>~liquid~ wrote:
>> I thought that the object oriented nature of C++ would give it a leg up
on the older version?
>> I haven't learned C yet but I've read a book on C++ and it emphisized the
introduction of new
>> statements allowing for more "bug free" programming by constraining it to
limit the uses.
>> a prime example is the "goto" statement.. From what I've read it should
be avoided as much as possible
>Few self-respecting C programmers will use 'goto'.  :-)  I think the
>ultimate answer to this question lies not in the language itself, but in
>the programmer's use of the language.  It's just as easy to write
>mangled C++ code as it is to write mangled C code, and it is
>mathematically provable that anything written in C++ can be rewritten to
>function identically in C.
>Try both, see what you like the best, and work from there.

C++ is much better.  In C you do not have the option of using classes, so
you can not encapsulate things like records(to use a PASCAL term) with
instructions.  It is much more versitile and much less confusing to someone
trying to read it... plus if you are programming for anyone but yourself, it
is much easier.
Besides, almost everything is object oriented now... just look at Delphi.

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