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SubjectRe: Would I be violating the GPL?
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On Wed, 2 Nov 2005, Nix wrote:

> On 2 Nov 2005, Alex Lyashkov moaned:
>>>> So despite the fact the driver has been written in c++, it
>>>> might be possible to write a usable specification.
>>>
>>> Linux 2.6 doesn't accept c++, so you have to rewrite it anyway.
>>> You should ask them if you can publish your own driver based
>>> on infos you extract from their driver.
>>>
>> without exeption c++ code can be used at drivers.
>
> The rather important `struct class' may give you trouble there.
>

1. A couple of symbols would have to be artifically generated
to keep the loader happy.

2. New and delete are a bitch.

3. Link will fail because of the hidden stuff C++ needs that it
can't find. Okay, just generate some dummy symbols in asm,
all pointing to the same junk.

4. Once you got it to load, gigantic stack usage will crash.

So much for C++. Just use C. He probably didn't remember that
it's a simpler variant. If he knows C++, he knows C, but just
needs to do more things that C++ did for him.

Cheers,
Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.6.13.4 on an i686 machine (5589.55 BogoMips).
Warning : 98.36% of all statistics are fiction.
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