How to convert C++ Code to C


Question

I have some C++ code. In the code there are many classes defined, their member functions, constructors, destructors for those classes, few template classes and lots of C++ stuff. Now I need to convert the source to plain C code.

I the have following questions:

  1. Is there any tool to convert C++ code and header files to C code?

  2. Will I have to do total rewrite of the code (I will have to remove the constructors,destructors and move that code into some init(), deinit() functions; change classes to structures, make existing member functions as function pointers in those newly defined structures and then invoke those functions using function pointers etc..)?

  3. If I have to convert it manually myself, what C++ specific code-data constructs/semantics do I need to pay attention to while doing the conversion from C++ to C?

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8/3/2015 3:52:53 PM

There is indeed such a tool, Comeau's C++ compiler. . It will generate C code which you can't manually maintain, but that's no problem. You'll maintain the C++ code, and just convert to C on the fly.

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4/10/2009 10:37:45 AM

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