"Systems programming" (was: Language Niches (long))

Courageous jkraska1 at san.rr.com
Tue Jul 31 08:12:25 CEST 2001

>You can do kernel stuff in C++ on a lot of systems, but it's often more
>trouble than it's worth...

I recall a Usenix where Linus spoke. Upon being asked if he'd redo
the kernel in C++, he all but laughed the questioner's question away.
At the time, he plainly indicated that he thought that the question was


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