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Jerry Feldman wrote:
> On 11/22/2009 09:27 PM, David Kramer wrote:
>> I like C++, but cross-platform is very important to me, and the C++
>> standard doesn't cover enough of what's needed for a real app, which is
>> why I spend most of my time in Java or Perl or PHP.  Most of what's
>> missing is platform/OS independent IO.
> Please elaborate on this. I have done much cross platform work on C and
> C++. Most of the platform dependencies are not so much language, but in
> functions and procedures that are not part of the C or C++ standards.

Uhm, that's what I said.  You can't write a portable C or C++ program
with a GUI, or a database, or a web service, etc without involving
(usually that means buying) third-party libraries.  Java offers other
things, like a way of determining the running environment's text file
line endings systematically, locale information like time zone and DST
rules, etc.

That doesn't mean C and C++ aren't important or useful for a lot of
things, but (for me) not as full applications.

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