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C++ vs Octave: What are the differences?

Developers describe C++ as "Has imperative, object-oriented and generic programming features, while also providing the facilities for low level memory manipulation". C++ compiles directly to a machine's native code, allowing it to be one of the fastest languages in the world, if optimized. On the other hand, Octave is detailed as "A programming language for scientific computing". It is software featuring a high-level programming language, primarily intended for numerical computations. Octave helps in solving linear and nonlinear problems numerically, and for performing other numerical experiments using a language that is mostly compatible with MATLAB.

C++ and Octave can be categorized as "Languages" tools.

Octave is an open source tool with 90 GitHub stars and 32 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Octave's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about C++ and Octave
Russtopia Labs
Sr. Doodad Imagineer at Russtopia Labs · | 0 upvote · 84.3K views
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Go
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C++
C

As a personal research project I wanted to add post-quantum crypto KEM (key encapsulation) algorithms and new symmetric crypto session algorithms to openssh. I found the openssh code and its channel/context management extremely complex.

Concurrently, I was learning Go. It occurred to me that Go's excellent standard library, including crypto libraries, plus its much safer memory model and string/buffer handling would be better suited to a secure remote shell solution. So I started from scratch, writing a clean-room Go-based solution, without regard for ssh compatibility. Interactive and token-based login, secure copy and tunnels.

Of course, it needs a proper security audit for side channel attacks, protocol vulnerabilities and so on -- but I was impressed by how much simpler a client-server application with crypto and complex terminal handling was in Go.

$ sloc openssh-portable 
  Languages  Files    Code  Comment  Blank   Total  CodeLns
      Total    502  112982    14327  15705  143014   100.0%
          C    389  105938    13349  14416  133703    93.5%
      Shell     92    6118      937   1129    8184     5.7%
       Make     16     468       37    131     636     0.4%
        AWK      1     363        0      7     370     0.3%
        C++      3      79        4     18     101     0.1%
       Conf      1      16        0      4      20     0.0%
$ sloc xs
  Languages  Files  Code  Comment  Blank  Total  CodeLns
      Total     34  3658     1231    655   5544   100.0%
         Go     19  3230     1199    507   4936    89.0%
   Markdown      2   181        0     76    257     4.6%
       Make      7   148        4     50    202     3.6%
       YAML      1    39        0      5     44     0.8%
       Text      1    30        0      7     37     0.7%
     Modula      1    16        0      2     18     0.3%
      Shell      3    14       28      8     50     0.9%

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Pros of C++
Pros of Octave
  • 183
    Performance
  • 95
    Control over memory allocation
  • 90
    Cross-platform
  • 88
    Fast
  • 77
    Object oriented
  • 54
    Industry standard
  • 44
    Smart pointers
  • 36
    Templates
  • 16
    Gui toolkits
  • 15
    Raii
  • 13
    Generic programming
  • 12
    Flexibility
  • 10
    Control
  • 9
    Metaprogramming
  • 7
    Hardcore
  • 5
    Full-fledged containers/collections API
  • 5
    Simple
  • 4
    Many large libraries
  • 4
    Performant multi-paradigm language
  • 4
    Large number of Libraries
  • 2
    Way too complicated
  • 1
    Https://www.info999.gq/2020/09/friend-function-in-c.htm
  • 1
    Close to Reality
  • 1
    Plenty of useful features
  • 6
    Free
  • 2
    Easy
  • 1
    Small code

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Cons of C++
Cons of Octave
  • 8
    Slow compilation
  • 7
    Unsafe
  • 6
    Over-complicated
  • 6
    Fragile ABI
  • 5
    No standard/mainstream dependency management
  • 4
    Templates mess with compilation units
  • 3
    Too low level for most tasks
  • 1
    Unreal engine
  • 1
    Template metaprogramming is insane
  • 1
    Segfaults
  • 1
    Compile time features are a mess
  • 1
    Not widely used in the industry

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What is C++?

C++ compiles directly to a machine's native code, allowing it to be one of the fastest languages in the world, if optimized.

What is Octave?

It is software featuring a high-level programming language, primarily intended for numerical computations. Octave helps in solving linear and nonlinear problems numerically, and for performing other numerical experiments using a language that is mostly compatible with MATLAB.

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