> Philip Taylor writes:
> > >> b) please lets have portable programs written in the genuinely
> > >> popular langauges, viz TeX or C++
> > Please let's have portable programs written in the genuinely
> > PORTABLE languages; popularity is completely irrelevant.
> no, its not irrelevant at all. if language X is popular, the reliable
> compilers/interpreters become widely available. hence the program becomes
> portable. its called a _de facto standard_.....
Umm, aren't "reliable" and "C++ compiler" contradictory terms, by the
very nature of the language?
Robin (sitting in Stroustrup's old seat) Fairbairns