The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Wednesday, Debtember 15, 2021

There seems to be a qualitative difference between C and C++

I need to decide if “Project: Bradenburg” will be in C or C++. I timed how long it takes to compile the last C version of the codebase: 2.4s. I then timed how long it takes to compile the hybrid C/C++ version: 18s. There's a qualitative difference there. And I should note—it's the C version that's currently in use, not the C++ version. And then our resident C++ expert said that you should start a project in C++, not convert a project from C to C++.

Hmmmmm …

And from the “Puts the Fun in Disfunction Department” I noticed that there are warnings enabled on the compiler command line, only for those warnings to be disabled in the source code (via many #pragma declarations). Oh, and the reason it runs so slow is that the optimization level is set to 0, possibly to make the code easier to debug by looking at the resulting assembly code (I'm guessing).

It's also becoming clear that no one really knows who is using “Project: Bradenburg.”

The fun never stops.

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