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    SubjectRe: C++ in kernel (was Re: exception in a device driver)
    On Thu, 7 Jan 1999, Alan Cox wrote:
    > Another big C++ problem with an OS kernel is that it tends to hide things
    > like memory referencing. With C you can accurately see where you have cache
    > issues, where there are going to be excessive reloads and also see clearly
    > where objects are dereferenced which is very important for SMP.

    So instead of C++ we should be talking about converting to Bliss? :-)

    Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer mwood@IUPUI.Edu
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