Re: a great C++ book?

From: Oliver Xymoron (
Date: Wed Jan 02 2002 - 10:43:44 EST

On 1 Jan 2002, H. Peter Anvin wrote:

> Way back in the 0.99.x days we actually tried doing the Linux kernel
> using the g++ compiler, the main motivation for that was to get
> type-safe linkage. At that time, as everyone knows, g++ wasn't up to
> snuff; that has probably changed now. The LKML FAQ claims that "there
> would be no point" unless we started using C++ features left and
> right; personally I think type-safe linkage is plenty of reason
> enough.

Hardly - the problems it would solve are infrequent and the solution open
numerous cans of worms.

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