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    SubjectRe: C++ pushback
    On Mon, Apr 24, 2006 at 10:52:12PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
    > 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.

    Not counting the compiler bugs. When you see how the kernel tends to
    trigger gcc bugs on which people spend a lot of time, I wouldn't want
    to be the guy trying to identify bad code generation in C++...

    Cheers,
    Willy

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