Linux: C++ In The Kernel?
Kerneltrap has posted a thread that talks about using
C++ in kernel programming.
"The fact is, C++ compilers are not trustworthy. They were even worse in 1992, but some fundamental facts haven't changed: 1) the whole C++ exception handling thing is fundamentally broken. It's _especially_ broken for kernels. 2) any compiler or language that likes to hide things like memory allocations behind your back just isn't a good choice for a kernel. 3) you can write object-oriented code (useful for filesystems etc) in C, _without_ the crap that is C++."
(Submitted by Noel Mon Jan 26, 2004 )
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