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> Furthermore, GPGPU applications are performance-driven, and C is unbeatable in this domain.

CUDA is clearly performance driven, and is a more mature C++ model.

Template functions are a type-safe way to build different (but similar) compute kernels. Its far easier to use C++ Templates Constexpr and whatever to generate constant-code than to use C-based macros.

In practice, CUDA C++ beats OpenCL C in performance. There's a reason why it is so popular, despite being proprietary and locked down to one company.

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