Re: What if?

From: Alan Cox
Date: Thu Dec 16 2004 - 09:29:27 EST

On Iau, 2004-12-16 at 02:44, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 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.

g++ is still much slower. We don't know how many bugs it would show up
in the compiler and tools either, especially on embedded platforms.
Finally the current kernel won't go through a C++ compiler because we
use variables like "new" quite often.

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