Re: Attempting to learn
From: B. v Ingen Schenau (bart_at_ingen.ddns.info)
Date: Sat, 25 Oct 2003 10:15:39 +0200
> "Josh Sebastian" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Unfortunately, that is not quite as simple as one would think. Most
>> BASICs (especially VB) and Java are fairly well-tied to their host
>> system. C and C++, OTOH, makes a great effort to /not/ be tied to any
>> particular platform (which is why it can exist on so many different
>> platforms). Undoubtedly, your compiler or OS has extensions which can tie
>> a C or C++ program to the system (such as an API), but such things are
>> off-topic here (because they're not part of the language per se). You
>> should ask in a group for your compiler and/or OS.
> I think you'll find that Java makes a big effort not to be tied to any
> host system too,
On the contrary, Java is tied to exactly one platform, namely the Java
The fact that the Java VM has been ported to a number of host platforms
does not alter this reality.
> after all Java is on Mars and you can't say that for C or C++ :-)
I wouldn't be too sure of that. Especially C is soo widely used that I
can't imagine that it is not used in any spacecraft.
Bart v Ingen Schenau
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