Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: C++ in Rockbox
Re: C++ in Rockbox
From: Björn Stenberg <bjorn_at_haxx.se>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 09:55:23 +0200
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.
-- BjörnReceived on 2002-06-26