Translating Program Languages

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    Translating Program Languages

    Hello, Everyone:

    I have some program in C language and others in Java programming which I would like to translate into C++. I am very interested in where I can find a website and download a software, i.e., so I can translate from C to C++ and from Java to C++.

    Anyone with suggestions, I will greatly appreciate your help.
    Thanks

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    You won't find a program to do this for you.

    You really have to know both languages to "port" from one language to another. (Although I did port a really-really short Pascal program to C++ once.. and I don't know Pascal!)

    You can generally re-compile a C program on a C++ compiler, as C is (mostly) a subset of C++. However, almost all real-world programs contain some compiler-specific code. This means that there is usually some "work" required.

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    It's usually easier to start-over and re-write the program from scratch in your preferred language than to try and "translate" the program. The exception might be games, where the program's behavior is obscured and randomized, and there are graphics that would be difficult to re-create.
    Last edited by DougDbug; 11-22-2005 at 01:20 PM.

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    Hello, Salem:

    Thank you for clarifying my suspicions. However, when I went to the website you told me, I get stuck where to
    http://www.programics.com/java2cpp.php
    in the downloads... I am not sure where to click on and install the program. Can you give some pointers?

    Thank you in advance!

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    http://www.programics.com/downloads.php

    ...if you get lost in that page, don't forget to reply.
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    Hello, SlyMaelstrom

    I am not sure which of these should I use to download the translation...

    SimpleSQL for Java simplesql1.2.3_java.zip Java
    SimpleSQL JDBC driver, server, SQLConsole, SQLShell, documentation

    SimpleSQL C++ for Windows simplesql1.02.02_win32.zip Windows
    SimpleSQL interfaces for C++, C, PHP, OLE (COM, ActiveX), server,SQLConsole, SQLShell, documentation

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    Hello once again, SlyMaelstrom:

    I choose the second one about C++ for Windows. I downloaded the files but I am getting a bunch of icons which I am really unfamiliar with. What should be my following step?

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    SimpleSQL ????

    look down further for
    DFC + java2cpp

    though I have no idea how to use it from there

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    In the download zip there is a ton of documentation. I'd get to readin' if you want to use it.
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    I stand corrected! And I'll be truly amazed if this really works!

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    It should work. I would think it works just as a C++ compiler can essentially convert from C++ to assembly language.

    Though I don't know how much about how that works.
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