Re: Coming back from C to C++

red floyd <>
Thu, 30 Oct 2008 09:42:45 -0700 (PDT)
On Oct 30, 8:08 am, Tom=E1s =D3 h=C9ilidhe <> wrote:

Another thing: Can anyone suggest what's the most portable networking
library for sending and receiving raw Ethernet frame? In the world of
C, "Berkeley Sockets" seems to be the main one. What about C++, what's
the best networking library to use if you're looking to maximise
portability? (Remember that I need to be able to send and receive full
Ethernet frames).

Berkeley Sockets.

And one last thing: My program won't have a fancy GUI, it'll just be a
console application. I realise that neither the C nor C++ standard
libraries provide fancy facilities for setting the text colour, but
I'm wondering is there a portable library out there for doing this? I
recall using "conio.h" a few years ago but I don't know if this is the
"de facto" standard.

For what platform? "conio.h" is a DOS-ism. In the Unix world,
ncurses (<curses.h>)
is more popular and portable. It all depends. Ask in a group
dedicated to your

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