Re: Wanted: C or C++ compiler for Intel 8031/8051 ***

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In 1995 Cfront was a viable C++ complier.

Re: Wanted: C or C++ compiler for Intel 8031/8051 ***
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I think the real question is: are you a programmer?


Abstraction ability is *not* synonomous with power.  Assembler is able
to do anything that any high(er) level language can do - but would you
honestly try to claim that assembler and C have comparable abstraction
capabilities?

C++ is not more powerful than C, but C++ absolutely *does* have
greater abstraction ability - in general, a C version of a C++ program
will be larger, more complex, and require more programmer effort to
write and maintain.

It is a fact that the first C++ implementations compiled to C as an
intermediate step ... however, modern C++ compilers no longer do this
because the semantic differences between C++ and C now are so great
that translation to C negatively impacts performance of C++ code.

George

Re: Wanted: C or C++ compiler for Intel 8031/8051 ***
On Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:07:29 -0400, George Neuner

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cfront broke down when they tried to add exceptions to C++.  Doing
exceptions without at least a bit of compiler support is just too
difficult.  Which is another way of saying it introduced unacceptable
overhead.

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