[lkml]   [2006]   [Apr]   [24]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: C++ pushback
On Llu, 2006-04-24 at 15:36 -0600, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
> C++ in the kernel is a BAD IDEA. C++ code can be written in such a
> convoluted manner as to be unmaintainable and unreadable.

So can C.

> All of the hidden memory allocations from constructor/destructor
> operatings can and do KILL OS PERFORMANCE.

This is one area of concern. Just as big a problem for the OS case is
that the hidden constructors/destructors may fail. You can write C++
code carefully to avoid these things but it can be hard to see where the
problem is when you miss one.

C at least makes it verbose, but we trade that for poorer typechecking
and visibility control.


To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2006-04-24 23:44    [W:0.155 / U:4.824 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site