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Re: C++ equivalent to spaghetti code

From: terminator
Subject: Re: C++ equivalent to spaghetti code
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 02:25:14 -0700 (PDT)
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On Jul 18, 11:24 pm, Tim Smith <>
> In article <>,
>  Wolfgang Draxinger <> wrote:
> > Well, I know only the comments Linus Torvalds made about the
> > implications of using C++ to develop a kernel. And I totally
> > agree with him in his statements. Programming a kernel you want
> > to control every bit of the program (yes I know, that this
> > sentence can be interpreted in many ways, and each way totaly
> > matches what I mean).
> > A languages like C++, that hides (some) vital aspects of the
> > underlying mechanisms can break things at such a low level
> > application. I'm thinking mainly about the way, polymorphism is
> > implemented (there's no standard about that in current C++), how
> > name mangling is performed (dito), calling conventions if
> > objects are passed by reference (dito). Another problem is, that
> > the use of some C++ features (I'm looking at templates here)
> > will start a chain reaction in which code is created generically
> > w/o having any influence on the exact outcome. This is not the
> > same like using macros to create a similair effect; doing it
> > with a macro one must exactly know what's going on.
> I have yet to encounter a C++ compiler that will refuse to compile a
> program if it does not use polymorphism, passing objects by reference,
> and templates.  There is nothing forcing someone who writes a kernel in
> C++ to do those (possibly) questionable things.
> --
you can call it C++ code but without them you are just codding in C
and the trouble is that many high level featuers do not always suit to
kernel programming ,on the other hand C++ is not high level enough for
some tasks such as web programming,multithreading ...
In short words today`s C++ cannot be considered as general purpose as
C used to be in good old days.
Q:Is there any alternative?(I mean a true ** modern general purpose
flexible** language with **suitable for mixed-level programming**)?


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