Re: Why is C++ so popular
Brian skrev 2012-09-30 02:59:
Brian <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I have not found an answer to the question why C++ is the most preferred
language. I thought it would be a good question to ask in this newsgroup
that has programmers that have been using C++ for a while.
I did read that its popular because it can be transferred to other
platforms but not everyone has more than one platform.
Thanks everyone for your replies.
Some have said that C++ is portable to other platforms. I am wondering how.
if you wrote a program for a desktop computer and wanted the same program
to work on a mobile phone then would you load the existing code into a
compiler that creates programs for the mobile phone or would you use the
compiler that you used to create the program for the desktop computer and
somehow tell the compiler to compile the code for a mobile phone. I suspect
you would need to modify the code to allow for a smaller screen size that
the mobile phone has.
You can write code that is portable, but some code is inherently
I write code that runs on a mainframe. Even if it could be recompiled
for a phone, it wouldn't run anyway because the backing databases
wouldn't fit. And you can't connect 10.000 terminals to your phone.
Similarly, if you write a nice game for the phone, there is no reason to
compile that for the mainframe, because it doesn't have a display.
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