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Old 04-Jan-2015, 21:37
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Portability in C language


I have studied in one book under the ADVANTAGES OF C LANGUAGE SECTION ,and I came across the term that C has an advantage of being portable,can someone please explain me regarding this ,actually what it wants to signify by saying this term "portability"?
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Re: Portability in C language


C source code not portable to different compilers or ISA's or OSes without quite a bit of extra-lingual shennanigans. Simple things like the size and alignment of standard types are not standard in C, so porting software that will exchange data with other instances of itself can be quite challenging. Refer to GNU Autoconf/Automake for a (possibly obfuscated) example of the hoops C programmers will jump through to get portability.
 


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