Re: What if?

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Wed Dec 15 2004 - 22:46:55 EST

Alan Cox wrote:
On Llu, 2004-12-13 at 21:08, J.A. Magallon wrote:

Type-safe linkage, mainly. That actually would be a nice thing.

And let the compiler do all what now is done by hand wrt driver methods,
inheritance, specialized methods and so on, with a 1000% increase in security
because compiler does not forget to do thinks, like we do ;)

This is not a C++ thing per se however. A future gcc could do type safe
linkage of C programs instead of C++.

Yes, but there is also no really big deal compiling C code with a C++ compiler. Yes, it was a disaster in 0.99.14, but that was 10 years ago.

There is a huge difference between "C compiled with a C++ compiler" and the "go crazy with keeping the programmer in the dark" concept proposed by Mr. Magallon.

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