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SubjectRe: Compiling C++ kernel module + Makefile
On Mon, 19 Jan 2004, Bart Samwel wrote:

> Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> > On Mon, 19 Jan 2004, Bart Samwel wrote:
> [... lots of text ...]

I stand by my assertion that anybody who develops kernel
modules in C++, including MIT students, is arrogant.

Let's see if C++ is in use in the kernel. At one time, some
of the tools that came with it were written in C++ (like ksymoops).

Script started on Mon Jan 19 15:19:33 2004
$ cd /usr/src/linux-2.4.24
$ find . -name "*.cpp"
$ exit
Script done on Mon Jan 19 15:20:25 2004

Well, perhaps the kernel developers were ignorant. They didn't
write anything in C++. Maybe they were just too dumb to learn the

Maybe there is another reason:
The kernel development languages, as previously stated, were
defined at the project's inception to be the GNU C 'gcc'
compiler's "C" and extensions, and the 'as' (AT&T syntax)
assembler. Anybody can search the archives for the discussions
about using C++ in the kernel.

Any person, or group of persons, who is smart enough to
actually write some kernel code in C++, has proved that
they are not ignorant. Therefore, they have demonstrated
their arrogance.

Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.24 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
Note 96.31% of all statistics are fiction.

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