Cast not your Perl before swine?

Levi Pearson levi at
Mon Dec 17 10:06:12 MST 2007

Dave Smith <dave at> writes:
> I'd be willing to bet my pointer arithmetic that most of those C jobs
> are actually C++ jobs. Seriously, when was the last time you saw a
> non-kernel-space program written in vanilla C? And no, GTK apps don't
> count. :)

Well, how about the one I just wrote at work?  I do most of my
embedded software work in plain C, though I sometimes do wish for
parts of C++.  But yeah, I am in general against the use of C for new
development, unless circumstances really demand it.


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