Thread: C libraries/syntax on C++

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    C libraries/syntax on C++

    Hi guys, can I use C syntaxt in C++? I mean for example can I use char* , strlen , etc as in C?

    I'm asking if C++ supports what C provides!

    thanks alot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    I will read it ! but a lil question I wasn't specified in my question and sorry for that.

    what I'm facing is hastable in my question and I'M programming it in C, so because there's need for hashtable, I will use C++ configuration for using hashtable library, and just for using hashtable ! nothing else.
    I don't want to use C++ inheritance bla bla .. just for hashtable that's already found ! (btw I know there's open source in C for using hashtable as explained ..but more easy to use already submitted library as found in C)

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    It can be done, but is a bad idea unless you are proficient in both C and C++, and unfortunately in my estimation you are proficient in neither, sorry. It would be better for you to just use a C library for your hash table. If you really want to use a C++ component, learn and use C++ properly.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    It can be done, but is a bad idea unless you are proficient in both C and C++, and unfortunately in my estimation you are proficient in neither, sorry. It would be better for you to just use a C library for your hash table. If you really want to use a C++ component, learn and use C++ properly.
    but there's no C libaray like C++, in C much harder! I'm not allowed to use open source project .. for using hashtable in C

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    Why aren't you allowed to use open source projects?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
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