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SubjectRe: Linux kernel modules development in C++


On Thu, 28 Sep 2000, Igmar Palsenberg wrote:

> Some arguments why not to use it in the kernel :
>
> - C++ gives overhead. With something like a kernel that's unwanted.
> - Things like exception handling is hard to do in a kernel.
> - The're a lot more people that know C than C++
>
> And I probably forgot a few :)

Yep.
- OO != C++. It's a style of programming and while you can do OO in C++
you can easily do it in other languages (or do non-OO in C++, indeed)
- A _lot_ of the kernel code/design is inherently object-oriented. So
pardon our collective scepticism when YAC++Advocate comes along waving
the "OO ergo C++" underw^Wflag

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