Re: C vs C++ in Embedded Systems?
From: Steven R. Wheeler (swheeler843_at_earthlink.net)
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.