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SubjectRe: C++ in kernel (was Re: exception in a device driver)
On Thu, 7 Jan 1999, Alan Cox wrote:
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> 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? :-)

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