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readseq in C++/Java - comments?

Brian Osborne bosborne at NATURE.BERKELEY.EDU
Wed Jul 16 16:32:50 EST 1997


To the group,

Consider these comments as those of an educated user, not 
manager or programmer. Of all the hundreds of C programs I've compiled
on our Sun, large and small, only _one_ has been written in C++.
This turned out not to be difficult, as I simply installed the g++
library to accompany our gcc. What this means, though, is that
C++ is a "non-standard" language in molecular biology. I say this
because I've compiled all sorts of different programs at various
times, and consider this collection to be a reasonable sample of
Unix molecular biology software. 

Perhaps any program written in C++ should also be offered as an
executable? I'd hate to have to try and 'debug' some C++ code
that wasn't compiling on this Sun, as I've found debugging some C 
source code painful enough!

Brian O.




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