Re: Kernel-Messages translation

H. Peter Anvin (
Mon, 16 Jun 1997 00:10:29 -0700 (PDT)

> 0.99.14 was in C++. It was the *only* version that was C++ -- it
> was a disaster, with the compiler being too buggy to use.
> No, it was a disaster because Linus found out that the compiler
> outputs code you don't even write. This is the only reason that the
> kernel is not compiled using g++ anymore, Linus wanted to keep it for the
> more complete type checking but we have found how to get most of that
> protection using plain old gcc...

I thought that was what I just said, or did I misunderstand something