[CentOS] which programming language for server-side admin tasks

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Mon Jun 15 20:27:49 UTC 2009

David G. Mackay wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-06-15 at 12:35 -0700, lincohn john wrote:
>> Just curious, why not just use C/C++? thanks in advance !
>> Lincong
> This is a personal opinion, but C++ seems to be an exercise in
> masochism.  C is basically a high level assembly language.  Neither are
> all that portable.  Granted, for sheer speed, C is probably as good as
> you'll get.  Speed just isn't as big a factor these days.  Who knows, if
> they'd had the processing power available today back in the 80's, maybe
> we'd all be using pascal p-code systems.

operating systems,  servers like Apache, Sendmail, Postfix, things like 
Java JVM innards, those are written in C/C++

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