Re: C++ features in LINUX?

James Kanze <>
Sat, 12 Jul 2008 00:52:38 -0700 (PDT)
On Jul 12, 5:28 am, wrote:

I have developed a project on C++, but under windows. But we
have got to run it in an open source (LINUX). Can anyone tell
me what features of C++ are not supported in Linux ? Like i
have heard Linux doesn't support esception handling and
destructors. Similarly what about strings and other C++
features (say class, inheritance etc.) ?

Linux (like Windows) doesn't support any "language", per se
(although it has a net preference for C). C++, like just about
every other language I know, is defined independently of the OS.
Whether a particular C++ feature is supported depends on the
compiler, not the OS, and off hand, the latest versions of VC++
and g++ seem more or less equal here, with probably a slight
edge for g++.

The real problem today in porting applications is that there are
very few applications written to use just the language. C++
makes it very easy to call a C API, and both Linux and Windows
use a C API, which means that in both languages, it is very easy
to use native OS features. And the language doesn't support a
number of very useful functionalities, like threads, windowing,
sockets, etc.; which means that programs using these do have
some system dependencies at places.

James Kanze (GABI Software)
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