|Question about C++ precompiling into C-code... email@example.com (Pieter Biemond) (1997-10-29)|
|Re: Question about C++ precompiling into C-code... firstname.lastname@example.org (1997-11-02)|
|Date:||2 Nov 1997 23:11:14 -0500|
Pieter Biemond (email@example.com) wrote:
: In an article of 1989 I have read the following:
: Object-oriented languages lik C++ and Eiffel usually do not
: translate directly into machine language, but use a precompiler to
: translate into C.
C++ compilers that do this are now in the minority. Your citation is
almost 10 years old. Today, I think Comeau's compiler still compiles
to C code. SAS C++ does too, but is so hopelessly out-of-date that
it's hardly worth the trouble. It doesn't support templates,
exception handling or namespaces.
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