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From: Jamie Lokier <lkd@tantalophile.demon.co.uk>
To: Jes Sorensen <Jes.Sorensen@cern.ch>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu <linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu>
Date: Monday, July 05, 1999 11:07 AM
Subject: Re: linux headers and C++

>> Jamie> I don't see why it should be ruled out, as it's only a matter
>> Jamie> of tidying up. C++ modules can be useful from time to time.
>
>Jes Sorensen wrote:
>> There is no reason to even try to compile kernel modules with C++
>> since it only makes sense to use the features offered by a C compiler
>> within the kernel.
>>
>> The kernel is written in C, there is no reason to pollute drivers and
>> other parts of the kernel with restrictions to make it C++ compatible.
>
>I don't mean drivers or any other part of the kernel.
>
>I mean third-party code written to run in kernel space, in C++.
>It's possible to make much use of C++ in this area.
>You might not like to use it, but that's not a good reason to prevent it.
>
>If significant support was required I would suggest forgetting the idea.
>But I believe the changes are minor, easily understood cleanups, so I
>see no reason to rule it out.
>
>-- Jamie
I may be dense but why noy write your code in c++ run it thorugh the
preprocessor to convert to c then compile with gcc. Do this by hand so that g++
won't disable the c functionality.


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