Re: For compatibility reasons ...
> I need this data on 8 inch floppies
> compatible with the old Shugart 8-inch
> drives. What would be the charge?
> The computer in question is somewhat
> outdated, but is kept disconnected from
> all external sources for security
> 1-inch tape would also be acceptable.
I need 8 inch floppy also, but hard-sector. Everyone knows that soft-sector floppies are unreliable.
Re: If you build it, they will come...
> %Windows NT comes to mind.
> WIN32 API is not in C++. If you want
> to write software for Microsoft Windows
> you are in no way limited to using C++.
> Infact, you can write ANY kind of
> Windows program only using C. By
> writing the kernel and system libraries
> in C++ you limit development ONLY to
> C++. That's the biggest problem.
Okay, but pick a language other than assembly and
high level assembly (sometimes called 'C') that
does not have difficulty being called from other
C++ has a lot of good support for exporting stuff
as C, and that is how people seem to like to use it.
An acceptably machochistic person could write a
set of C wrappers to the BeOS API and make it
programmable in C. Some pretty decent programmers
in Redmond have already done that with NT. For
them it was a bit easier since it was thought
about ahead of time, but they have done it.
Anyhow, your basic statement is flawed: C++ can be
called from several languages. Ada and Haskell
have mechanisms for calling C++ class methods for