David Crocker wrote:
> Unfortunately, there are at least two situations in which C++ is a more 
> suitable
> alternative to Java and C#:
> - Where performance is critical. Run time of C# code (using the faster .NET 
> 2.0
> runtime) can be as much as double the run time of a C++ version of the same
> algorithm. Try telling a large company that it must double the size of its
> compute farms so you can switch to a "better" programming language!
> - In hard real-time applications where garbage collection pauses cannot be
> tolerated.
Except that in both of those cases, C++ is not appropriate either. That
is a case for C.


Crispin Cowan, Ph.D.                      http://crispincowan.com/~crispin/
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