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What advantages does c++ have over c# when computer power is exponentially increasing? The way I see it, for double your time you are able to efficiently manage bytes in c++. Is this even significant anymore?
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>>52411546

Yes, for embedded programming.
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>>52411546
By the same token: how long until JavaScript replaces C#, because computing power will not be an issue soon so there won't be any reason to program in compiled languages anymore.
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>>52411546
As always, it depends on your application.

It's fine for general use, but if C++ features and a competent dev can cut an hour off my 7 hour EM simulation runtime, I'm going to encourage it's use.

That way when hardware improves maybe I only have to wait 7 minutes.
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>>52411546
>when computer power is exponentially increasing
that's the thing, computer power is not exponentially increasing
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>>52412246
This.
For my research I need to use C/C++ because it's the only way to get efficient memory alignment and harness GPU's for fast matrix multiplication.

No more hour run times. Runs in a minute or two now.
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For consumer-facing desktop applications? Not a ton, as long as you're fine with ostracizing users with old or not-so-powerful hardware.

Languages like C# are going to fall by the wayside soon, though, because we're seeing a new generation of compiled languages that manage to have the benefits of languages like C# alongside the benefits of plain C and C++. These languages are approachable and easier to learn and can manage to swing both high-level and low-level use pretty well without performance hits. With a language like that, why on earth would you put up with the concessions that come with a language like C#?

Plain C and C++ are here to stay for a while I think though, because people know them well and nothing works quite as well for embedded use.
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>computational power is exponentially increasing
>memory access is still slow
enjoy your slow bloated enterprise OOP programs OP

meanwhile I have full control with c/c++
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>>52412292
>>52412287

>lumping c in with c++.
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>>52412297
>implying I don't use both
>implying they don't both offer full control
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>>52412297
Like Go? Or what languages were you thinking?
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>>52412287
Damn it...clicked on wrong thing. You, sir. Like Go? Or what languages were you thinking?
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>>52412340
Go could be included, but the two that come to my mind when thinking of next-gen languages are Rust and Swift. Both have a ways to go yet but they show real promise.
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You can do even more on that high spec machine using a language that uses less resources and allows you more power over the control flow (possibly leading to a performance benefit)
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>>52411546
What is your use case?
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>>52412358
>>52412329
go is a meme
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>>52412287
>manage to have the benefits of languages like C# alongside the benefits of plain C and C++. These languages are approachable and easier to learn and can manage to swing both high-level and low-level use pretty well without performance hits.
what you and a lot of other people seem to forget or not understand is that the shit that makes C and C++ difficult and oftentimes dangerous to program in isn't there just because the dev team and standards committee hates you. It's there because that's where the performance capabilities come from. This is why so much stuff is undefined behavior - the compiler is allowed to assume that the program is well-defined, so anything that's undefined behavior is a case it's allowed to not consider, check for, or insert code to catch. That's the reason it doesn't check your array bounds for you, that saves a few bytes of memory and a couple instructions every time you access the array.

And really, that's the use case for both C and C++: you use them when you're willing to put in more developer time to squeeze out extra performance. Do all applications need that? Of course not. But for those that do, those languages are going to stick around because there's just no way around paying a cost in performance to get to higher levels of abstraction in a language.
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>>52412435
You're right, and that's all fine and well. But it's not wrong to strive to have both performance and safety, and that's exactly what the teams behind Rust and Swift are doing (and to some extent, succeeding at).

There are cases where unsafe behavior is unavoidable, which is why these languages allow use of such behavior, but the potential for undefined behavior is made loud and clear by labels like "UnsafePointer". It's there for people who know what they're doing but it's implemented in a way that acts as a giant "MONSTERS BE HERE" sign for the more uninitiated.

And personally, I feel almost guilty if I start writing any moderately complex application in anything other than trusty old C-family languages (C# not included) because I'm conscious of the increased resource consumption that I incur on users for my laziness. For me a language that bridges the gap without compromise is a godsend.
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>>52411546
The JVM's performance optimization is one of the strongest features of java.
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>>52412516
You can't bridge the gap without compromise, unless you refrain from using all of the higher-level features of the newfangled languages, and confine yourself to their lower-level escape-hatch features.You'll probably pay a measurable penalty even if you do that. And if you're willing to spend the increased programmer effort for performance, why not just write C in the first place?

>>52412521
And indeed Java can be made to run a lot faster than most languages that run on top of a VM. But the fact that that VM is there at all means that it won't catch C.
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>>52411546
As an OpenGL enthusiast I use C/C++ because it is the more convenient for me than C# - I am in full control of my memory, I know when the object gets deleted, so I can release graphics card resources with the destructor. The development time isn't that much longer than C# if you know what you are doing and if the application is not extremely complex. It even helps that the most OpenGL libs like GLFW, GLEW and glm are written in C/C++.
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>>52412224
This.

As computer power increases more and more applications will be able to be done in shit languages because as always, there will be people who don't give a shit but there will always be people using C, C++ and even assembly.

I mean, good luck getting the government to pay you to do the Muslim Killing Machine 3000's AI when you tell them that you only do javascript/scratch/game maker
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>>52411546
>Why not brute force everything instead of putting brains to use

people like you disgust me
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c++ isn't botnet like c# by Micro$hill
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>>52415669
>brute force
>relying on intelligent memory management systems so you don't have to do it yourself

literally autism
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>>52411546
Around 95% of the time C++ gets used these days it's not about the raw processing speed; it's about the latency and predictable performance.
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>>52412224
>>52415300
Are you implying that JavaScript is not a compiled language? Are you implying that JavaScript is more convenient to write in compared to C#?
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We pretty much hit speed limit. If you want your code to go fast, you write it in C, if you want it to go faster, you write it in C and run on GPU using OpenCL or CUDA.
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A) Computer 'power' isn't exponentially increasing. This hasn't been the case for ~10 years now.

B) Energy costs are what matter most in datacenters now, not development costs. C++ is inherently more economical for big stuff.

C) If a C# app takes twice as many cycles to execute an algorithm, then you'll need to build another $20M datacenter just to run it (and all the ongoing energy costs thereto).
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>>52411546
When will this meme die.

Programming languages weren't made to compete with one another. they were made to get a job done.

C# was developed as a faster Java for windows only systems. C# being half assedly ported to Linux was just a popularity grab.

C++ has an insane amount of versatile and powerful applications including but not limited to embedded development and faster execution.
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