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SubjectRe: Linux kernel modules development in C++
>>>>> "Timur" == Timur Tabi <> writes:

Timur> ** Reply to message from on Wed, 27 Sep
Timur> 2000 16:15:31 -0500

>> But where's the advantage in using C++? Plain old C has served
>> admirably in UNIX and Linux development since the very beginning.
>> What more can C++ offer for driver development that outweighs the
>> reduced accessibility of the code to those of us who are more
>> proficient in C?

Timur> Well, people said the same thing to me when I started writing
Timur> OS/2 drivers in C++. Nowadays, it's very common for non-*nix
Timur> operating systems, especially Windows.

The fact that people write device drivers in C++ for other OSes
doesn't mean it's a sane thing to do, unless the OS itself was written
in C++ then you could be stuck. It mainly proves the 'we followed the
hype' point.

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