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Subject: Re: C++ in Rockbox
From: Björn Stenberg (
Date: 2002-06-26

Alex Gitelman wrote:
> Would there be any reason not to use C++ in Rockbox.

Turn the question around: Would there be any reason to use C++ in Rockbox?

This issue can turn religious fast, so let's don't go that route. Here are my main reasons for deciding that C is preferrable to C++ for this project:

- C is simpler. The average programmer knows 80% of C but maybe 40% of C++.
- C is more mature. There are still many compiler issues with C++.
- C is the "Open Source Language". The majority of Open Source projects use C.
- C++ does not bring a great advantage to a minimalistic project such as Rockbox.


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