Re: [PATCH] C++ breaks on linux/ioport.h

From: Jes Sorensen (
Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 06:22:11 EST

>>>>> "Manfred" == Manfred Spraul <> writes:

Manfred> Jes Sorensen wrote:
>> Then you convert the device driver into proper C and the problem
>> no longer exists.

Manfred> Do you believe that? He just won't port the driver to Linux.
Manfred> Have you ever written a c++ program? Some features are really
Manfred> usefull.

Yes I do believe that and yes I have written C++ code, I also learned
that everything that I found was exciting in C++ could be done just as
well in C.

>> Making it easy to write C++ driver modules means somebody will do
>> it. Once somebody has done it, somebody else will try to use some
>> of the brain dread C++ features such as exceptions - therefore
>> totally preventing people from writing any bits of the kernel in
>> C++ is a good thing.

Manfred> What about stopping to distribute the Linux source code?
Manfred> Somebody will write broken drivers, therefore totally
Manfred> preventing people from writing any bits of of the kernel is a
Manfred> good thing.

I am interested in making the kernel maintainable and useful - opening
up for C++ is going to cause a whole lot of problems.


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