C++ in the kernel
oceanare at pacific.net.sg
Sat Oct 27 22:18:57 PDT 2007
Bruce M Simpson wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone had done any further thinking about this.
let me put it into very simple words. From my experience using C since
the late Seventies for very different software projects, I would never
use C++ inside a kernel.
But I encourage object orientated programming and the use of much more
macros to make object orientated programming easier without using C++.
A kernel should be small and its response should be predictable in all
cases and at all times.
This is something which is not always the case with C++.
> It seems a team in Iceland succeeded in making Linux C++ enabled:
> Particularly interesting are the measurements for exception handling.
> The Click Modular Router is an example of a test case for C++ in both
> the Linux and FreeBSD kernels.
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