DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2009-01
Re: C++ in the kernel
Am 04.01.2009 19:26, schrieb Pieter Dumon:
> It's just political, there's pros and cons for everything.
> Its not because LT says something that it's true.
Oh, I love Linus for his "strong opinions". He makes me laugh :)
> Some people have demonstrated nice work in C++ (e.g. some L4 variants).
> Whatever language you use, it all comes down to using it properly.
> But if your whole kernel is written in C, better to leave it at that :-)
> The worst thing you can do is mix and match C and C++ I think - that
> would be really crappy.
Yep, that is what I was thinking too. Mixing C and C++ is not nice. The
two languages are still too different is some aspects. Nevertheless
generics (i.e. C++ templates) and some form of subtyping could really
help to make C a better, more expressive language. Cyclone  seemed to
be a good candidate, but then it's nearly dead.