Re: [PHP-DEV] Re: Bringing Peace to the Galaxy

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August 9, 2019 16:02 (Mark Randall)
On 09/08/2019 08:15, Zeev Suraski wrote:
> You seem to believe that C++ is inherently superior to C. And it's > entirely within your right. > However, there are projects - to this date - that prefer C to C++ for a > variety of reasons. PHP is one of them, and others include the Linux > kernel, redis, nginx, and actually - the vast majority of the fundamental > pieces of OS infrastructure our planet runs on. This isn't just for > historical reasons - it has to do with a variety of reasons, and the > simplicity of C is one of them.
I just wanted to amend a bit of present day context, as it happens, security management at Microsoft is currently giving serious consideration to moving away from C / C++ and on to memory safe languages because of the benefits they bring.