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    Question Platform Independent

    I am thinking about learning C. But I don't know two things....

    Should I forget about C and go to C++, is C still being used?

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    Is C and C++ platform independent? Does it run on any OS?

    Thanks,
    Michael R. DeLorenzo

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    C and C++ do run on any O/S, but there are platform dependent. You can write platform independent C/C++ code though using conditional compilation, but you can't create platform independent binaries (executables), because C/C++ code has to be compiled with the platform-specific compiler.

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    http://www.winehq.com/
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    sorry for the typo I meant
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    Should I forget about C and go to C++, is C still being used?
    Your operating system was written in C, not C++. Also, C is used widely in C++ especially when dealing with char arrays. Much of the encasulated classes were written in a combination of C and C++. Win32, the system API is C.

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    look'n for a platform independent language to generate binary files that can run on any OS without even requiring a recompilation???

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    Originally posted by Siagal
    look'n for a platform independent language to generate binary files that can run on any OS without even requiring a recompilation???

    Itz hi-time for ya to check out my signature**
    Run everywhere , but run slow .

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    JAVA POWER!!

    >>Run everywhere , but run slow .

    ???

    oh, u might be using some resource sucking IDEz......quit and compile from console, u'll see the POWER of Java!!
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    Java is not slow. Besides, computers waste huge amounts of CPU cycles now, they're getting faster and cheaper. Speed is a non-issue for the most part.

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