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simo: "I guess I've got to the point that Computer Concepts got to a few years back - I can develop C/C++/C#/Java apps in 30 seconds on Win/Lin (using Kylix, SharpDevelop, C++Builder, JBuilder, VisualStudio....) that would take 3 days to write on RISC OS."

Does "hello world" really take three days to write on RISC OS? ;-)

But you have a solid point. Back in the glory days of Computer Concepts, especially after their utterances on how going down to the metal was the way to go, it was arguably excusable to have lacklustre C++ support on RISC OS - after all, C++ had a long way to go in terms of maturity at that time. But when Acorn didn't really rise to the challenge of providing decent libraries for C (and later C++), and continuously failed to address the problems of their microcomputer era operating system, most developers with any experience of other platforms realised that their time was more productively spent elsewhere.

If only the UNIX porting project had been started eight years ago (or more) by Acorn themselves.

 is a RISC OS Userguestx on 27/10/03 09:55AM
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