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SubjectRe: Compiling C++ modules
On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 06:19:35PM +0300, Avi Kivity wrote:
> Al Viro wrote:
> >On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 06:04:23PM +0300, Avi Kivity wrote:
> >
> >>BTW, C++ could take over some of sparse's function:
> >>
> >
> >And the point of that would be? sparse is _fast_ and easy to modify;
> >g++ is neither.
> >
> I wasn't talking about modifying gcc to do the checking, rather using
> language features so that the checks would happen during a regular
> compile. That would mean we weren't dependent on somebody running sparse
> with a configuration that triggers the bug, but those few who compile
> the code before submitting the patch would get it automatically checked.

g++ won't cover all checks sparse is capable of, so you still want to
run the latter over new code anyway (== pass C=1 to make). IOW, type
safety from C++ isn't particulary good argument.
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