Re: C++ equivalent to spaghetti code

"Alf P. Steinbach" <>
Sun, 20 Jul 2008 10:59:53 +0200
* Alf P. Steinbach:

* James Kanze:

C was never really a good general purpose language. It was
never used (nor even usable) in commercial software, for

I'm not sure that statement is valid.

It would be very surprising, to say the least, if no or just a very few
commercial applications were written in C.

A quick Google search did not, however, help me find commercial software
written in any specific language (yes, I'm aware of Bjarne's old list
for C++).

Oh, sorry, I've been on a medium large C project for client, this was late 90's,
and I think that qualifies as commercial software. It was mainly C, but also
some Cobol and SQL and stuff. It was a mess, years over deadline (I don't know
how they convinced the client to continue), using a GUI framework the company
had developed years back, in C. I recall the project leader being a bit angry
with me when I cautioned against trying to sell in another project based on same
technology. It seems to me that people advance to leadership positions based
solely on lack of ethical circuits.


- Alf

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