AdaWorks wrote: > Howabout this, with no apology. > > C is a universal assembler. No argument there, I hope. > > Consider the example of a little girl who puts on her > mother's dress, shoes, and make-up. At a distance she might even > resemble a grown-up. On closer inspection, you find she is still a > little girl. C++ is simply C dressed up on object-oriented clothes. > At a distance, viewed by someone who doesn't know any better, C++ > does look like a high-level language. When you get to know it well, > it becomes clear that it is still a universal assembler wearing OOP > clothes that do not quite fit. Oh please, go ahead and complete the analogy! Next to the little girl stands her big sister Ada, a grown woman, whose clothes fit perfectly, be it an OOP dress or Assembly-level bluejeans pants. Any you way you look at her, you realize she has the poise and maturity enough to take on the whole world. Dave Koogler Boolean Solutions, Ltd.