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    SubjectRe: linux headers and C++

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Jamie Lokier <>
    To: Jes Sorensen <>
    Cc: <>
    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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