Re: C vs C++ in Embedded Systems?

From: Steven R. Wheeler (swheeler843_at_earthlink.net)
Date: 02/03/05

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    Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 13:13:56 -0700
    
    

    Ernst Murnleitner wrote:
    > Ed Beroset wrote:
    >
    >> I think that's one of the primary misunderstandings when people
    >> discuss C++ in embedded systems. For some, like Ernst, 16 M could be
    >> "a small system" but I think for most of us, an 8-bit AVR with 1K
    >> flash and 32 bytes is "a small system." For the former, as Ernst
    >> indicates, using C++ is extremely useful. For the latter, it's
    >> probably not even possible. The SCALE of the embedded device has a
    >> lot to do with whether C++ might be a viable choice or not.
    >>
    >
    > Yes. The original message was about C vs C++ in embedded systems.
    > Therefore I assumed that the system is large enough in order to run C++
    > programs. So, we are not talking about 8 bit systems, I think.

    That *would* be the logical assumption. Since I've seen requests here in
    the past for C++ compilers for 8051, I think the clarification is required.

    -- 
    wheels
    

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