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.
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