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Gary R. Wheeler3-Mar-21 3:57
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I think the reason many embedded programmers prefer C to C++ lies in simplicity. If they are programming in C, they don't have to keep in mind nearly as many of the implications of how they are writing their code. It's an example of WYSIWYG. C++ provides far too many mechanisms like inheritance and overloading that impact performance and memory usage.

There's also a certain inertia in the embedded software industry. I remember when C was viewed with skepticism, while it is now a mainstay. It will take a significant number of C++ adepts moving into embedded programming before the language becomes significant. It will also need for some members of the C community to leave. People like Linus Torvalds, who makes blanket statements about defects in C++ as a language that are inherent in his mono-focus on the Linux kernel.
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