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A History of Firmware and Its Silent Revolution Today
7/3/2015

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Object-oriented techniques
barheine   7/3/2015 7:09:16 AM
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I agree with you, object-oriented techniques would make a developer's life much easier. Nevertheless, two third of all embedded software is written in C. I always regret that there are no more C++ projects. One argument of the C++ opponents is that C++ has a memory footprint that is too big. But I think that's nonsense. The compiler technology has made big steps forward in recent years so that you see no differences between C and C++ code. In some projects I have used UML but have a guess: the generated code was always C!

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