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General Development "For years I've tried my damnedest to get away from C. Too simple, too many details to manage, too old and crufty, too low level. I've had intense and torrid love affairs with Java, C++, and Erlang. I've built things I'm proud of with all of them, and yet each has broken my heart. They've made promises they couldn't keep, created cultures that focus on the wrong things, and made devastating tradeoffs that eventually make you suffer painfully. And I keep crawling back to C."
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RE: C++ could be bypassed
by moondevil on Fri 11th Jan 2013 19:58 UTC in reply to "C++ could be bypassed"
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Unfortunately there is no standard IMHO that allows to write a library in Pascal/Ocaml/C/Asm or Guile and re-use it by the others

The AS/400 mainframes use bytecode (ILE) as program format with the JIT integrated into the kernel.

The code gets JITted and cached in the executable, either on the first use or on demand.

Additionally the code might be regenerated if required.

This was kind of the route Microsoft was trying with everything .NET on Vista.

Now lets see where WinRT (COM ABI) goes.

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