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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech
It's right next to the one about corporations are people too. Courts just love to make stuff up.
What the courts stated was that corporations are just groups of people, and that they should not lose rights for simply being in a group. If a person can donate to a political campaign then a group of people should be able to pool their money and do the same. The corporations are people is just rhetoric designed to make you emotional and stop thinking critically so you will blindly support it's cause.
It is crazy how much more C code is needed to get the same level of performance and security that equivalent C++ has
They both require the same amount of code that code is just hidden in C++, just because you don't see it doesn't mean it's not there.
And for all those who will say that C++ can't fit in the tight spaces that C can...well, you're wrong. Just disable the parts of C++ that you don't want (usually exceptions), and you can still get most of the benefits of clean code and RAII, with the same or better performance.
Creating drivers, firmware, kernels, and embedded applications using c++ will have external dependencies you will have to support those dependencies which will use up valuable space, C does not have this issue. Windows and Macs both have limited stdlib support of c++ at the kernel level, things like new and delete are not supported. There is a time and place for everything you just have to know what code is appropriate.
Just look at all the extensions that C compilers, and even the C11 Standard, borrow from C++ (generics, RAII) - but in a convoluted ugly way to preserve the precious ABI for 50 years.
There is no standard ABI in C, the ABI is platform dependent and always has been. It would make no sense to have a standard ABI as there are many different platforms and every platform but one would have to emulate the chosen platform. I suspect you have very little experience with C and this is why you think C++ is always the right answer
Different codes work better for different applications but first you have to intimate understanding of those codes. A good programmer knows the strengths and weaknesses of each and can choose accordingly
Why is this a federal charge? While I firmly believe all cops should wear cameras, I also firmly believe individual departments should be paying for them.
It's not the federal government's money in the first place, it's the people's. The only push back on this issue is from police unions and privacy advocates, I would say this is a perfect use of federally confiscated money.
Blackouts appear to be the worst in smaller towns like Yiyang here in Hunan, one of Chinaâ(TM)s largest and most populous provinces. The power shortages are threatening to curb the explosive growth the province has experienced since the opening in late 2009 of a high-speed electric train link to prosperous Guangdong province to the south, which helped companies tap Hunanâ(TM)s cheaper land and labor force.â
Energy shortages have forced factories to cut production and ration their energy supplies. In some cases factories operate only a night when demand for energy is low. In other cases they have been forced to shut down completely for more than two weeks. The shortages were particularly hard on industries that need a lot of energy like aluminum, steel and cement and ones with furnaces that need a constant supply f energy or they break.
Factories in Guangdong were told that their power would be cut one day a week, then two days a week, then five days a week, during peak hours. Under these conditions the factories switched production to the night and on weekends of bought their own diesel generators, which increased manufacturing costs by around 5 percent.
In Shanghai there have been runs on power generators and power has been cut to factories while neon lights were allowed to keep blinking on the Bund; decorative lights on skyscrapers are kept on late into the night; and air conditioning is kept on the fancy shopping malls so that everything seems to hunky dory to visitors ib Shanghai.
Power outages have been a boon for makers of diesel generators of all sizes. General Electric, Siemens and Mitsubishi heavy Industries have won large contracts supplying turbines and other technology for Chinaâ(TM)s power-generating plants.