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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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