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its working just fine right now on my comp...

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..it''s written in pure C at some universities for over a decade ago...

Why don''t they rewrite the linux kernel (which also suffers from pure C...) in C++ for instance and sort out some of the oldest apps and rewrite them?

btw, I think apple has done the best thing there is to unix/linux with OS X, built a fast, good-looking and working UI for it. (Somewhat accelerated with OGL too, wich is way cooler the M$''s OS)

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a) nothing "suffers" from C. it is simply another programming language using a procedural paradigm (a paradigm which is tried and tested).

b) when you say "they", who do you mean? try convincing all the linux programmers across the world to re-code into C++. Linus hasn''t even kept track of who contributed parts of the code to linux. It would be such a time consuming waste for everyone to re-code someone else''s code into another language, with which no benefit at all is gained. Just because you like C++ doesn''t mean it''s the best.

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c) unix works damn fine. C was created purely for the reason of coding Unix, so without unix C++ wouldn''t exist. Avoid making such narrow minded, short sighted and obviously idiotic posts in the future.

sorry everyone for the flame talk.

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GNU/HURD has been in pre-alpha stage for over 12 years now. Perhaps that tells us something about the suitability of C++ for kernel development.

[edited by - Sakuranbo on July 8, 2003 9:23:13 PM]

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