Re: What if?

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Thu Dec 16 2004 - 11:26:44 EST

On Thu, 16 Dec 2004, Alan Cox wrote:
> 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.

Interesting to find out, anyway (for the g++-developers :-)

> Finally the current kernel won't go through a C++ compiler because we
> use variables like "new" quite often.

Not something that can't be worked around using a simple #define...



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