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.NET - what interests you the most   [Edit]

Survey period: 17 Jul 2000 to 23 Jul 2000

.NET covers a wide variety of technologies - what interests you the most - and why?

OptionVotes% 
The new and updated languages.256.89
The Common Language Runtime.359.64
The simplification and increased speed of development.3910.74
The new tools, including Visual Studio.NET.328.82
The step to the next generation of the internet.174.68
New devices such as screen phones and smart devices.113.03
Nothing - it doesn't impress me.20456.20



 
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GeneralThe reason for the JIT compiler Pin
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General.NET sounds great... Pin
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Generalsame old story Pin
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Peter19-Jul-00 15:32
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Well, THESE things are an old root, called C. it was originally decided that C has no native string class; and The common acceptance of STL simply came too late (partially based on the fact that it requires a deep understanding of C++ and is very confusing for beginners).

Remember, C was originally designed to program both mainframes, and embedded systems that have neither display nor keyboard; or too few RAM to make dynamic memory managment useful. And C++ (luckily) inherited much of this attitude.

On the other hand, I agree - MS would have hit the spades if they had provided CString as MFC-independent class from the very beginning (one of the most tedious problems of ATL or raw Win32 programming is finding an appropriate string class - typical solution is to rip CString off MFC)

The other thing, C has always taken the option of the most effective code - and ANSI applications run faster under Win98, but under WinNT/2K, UNICODE applications are clearly favoured. That's why you have tons of macros for the Ansi/Unicode stuff in C. VB opted for BSTR's - but this was an easy choice, when UNICODE was somehthing that had to be supported and simplicity is favoured over effectivity. Remember, the C design thought of any weird "char" size (like 7 or 9 or whatever bits) - but not of a character type that is larger than the smalles adressible unit.

After all, it's the old song of the intentions of C - to clearly point this out: you can't blame MS being responsible for "too much backward compatibility", this time it was Bjarne himself.

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Some general note:
If MS makes compromises to care for existing code they are blamed of being overly backward compatible (which I do, too, often enough), If they cut the rope, peoply cry "they betrayed us" (again, I often join this chorus).

I do MFC/ATL programming for a living, though I should be most "affected" by the change - strangely enough, I'm looking forward to these things. I simply hope for a relief of the COM pain.

Regards,
Pete

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