On 12/9/05, Chad Perrin <perrin / apotheon.com> wrote:

> Why?  Backticks are great.

Platform independence?

Granted I get away with a lot via MingGW, but if you want to code on
Linux / OS X and work for people who want the code to run on
Windows... well... platform independance is important

Though it does of course depend what you're working on. :)