Well, it was just a thought, because there are many many naming conventions which suggests to use another extension than *.c like *.cc or *.cpp respectively. Mainly, it is only for better readability and to distinguish what type of code resided in the file. IDEs rely on this convention to decide which compiler it has to use.

But I can live with it, because there is no real technical reason for renaming.


Am 02.01.2012 18:07, schrieb Klaus Schmidinger:
On 02.01.2012 17:44, Denis Loh wrote:
Hi,

I have a big wish for future development: Please rename all c++ files with *.c extensions into *.cpp or equivalent. Many IDEs may cope with *.c and treat them as c++ files. However, if not, you must force the IDE to do that, which is sometimes hard work to do. I think it is lesser work to rename
them and edit the makefile to work with cpp for instance.

I am using cpp as default extension for c++ files for long time now.

What do you think about that?

I like *.c and will stay with it.

If you really need to access the files as *.cpp, you could do

  for i in *.c; do echo ln -sf $i ${i}pp; done

Klaus

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