ASU software - pre-pre-release impressions

Ben Burdette bburdette at
Tue May 20 17:55:14 CEST 2008

Travis Tabbal wrote:
> On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 12:39 AM, Carlo E. Prelz <fluido at 
> <mailto:fluido at>> wrote:
>     The switch to QT
>     *requires* the abandoning of C in favour of C++, a language that I
>     personally find unsuitable for use.
> QT is C++, but you can write your code in C and just use the various 
> classes to get GUI widgets. I really don't see why someone that knows 
> C would have a problem with C++. I find some aspects of C++ irritating 
> compared to Java, C#, Python, etc.. But it's far from "unsuitable for 
> use". I can write both good and bad code in most any language. And 
> there is nothing saying you have to write your apps in C++. Whatever, 
> it's your money and your time, do what you want with it. I just find 
> it an odd thing to be so irritated about.

C++ is difficult to link against, so that limits the languages that you 
can use for development.  For instance, D has a hard time with linking 
to C++ (or did last I checked).  C, on the other hand is far simpler to 
link to.  That's why many standard APIs use C interfaces - OpenGL for 

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