MS DOS overlay programming
zmerch-cctalk at 30below.com
Fri Dec 22 09:23:44 CST 2006
Rumor has it that Michael B. Brutman may have mentioned these words:
>Chuck Guzis wrote:
>I don't understand again. I can write C code that is ugly too. C++ is C
>with some extra syntactic sugar.
When I refer to C++ bloat, this is actually what I talk about - not the
'bloat' of the final code, that depends on the programmer, not the
language. To me, it's hard enough to keep everything straight (and
readable) in C... and if C++ was *just basic classes* I could prolly wrap
my head around that enough to be comfortable. However, the polymorphism
and operator overloading makes it (IMHO, of course) harder to discern what
others are doing with the code...
Now, I know just enough C to be dangerous, and hadn't touched C++ until a
few weeks ago, as I had to learn enough to tutor 2 college students for one
of their courses... ;-)
Altho now that I understand C++'s constructors & destructors a [very]
little better, I might be able to wrap my brain around Python's OO stuff a
little more easily... But at least OO isn't required there, either.
>>Just an old fogie speaking, so ignore if you wish.
I seriously doubt I'm as old chronologically as you, but as they say:
You're only as old as you feel... so I must be pushin' about 80. ;-)
So I guess I'm an "old fogie Jr." ;-)
Prost, and Frueliche Weinachten!
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
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