Subject: Re: [boost] [linux drivers] Is it possible to use boost in a Linux driver?
From: Vicente Botet Escriba (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-01-14 09:41:50
Mathias Gaunard-2 wrote:
> Stefan Seefeld wrote:
>> The one real argument unfortunately only alluded to is exception
>> handling (stack unwinding). It would be nice to have a technically
>> accurate description of the involved mechanism (let's take the now
>> established C++ ABI for that) and discuss why it is hard / impossible to
>> use in kernel code.
> Contrary to popular belief, it is certainly not impossible.
> As a matter of fact, this has been done. You can have the whole C++
> runtime in any kernel, including linux.
> Using C++ without exceptions doesn't have much point anyway, since the
> point of C++ is RAII.
> Unsubscribe & other changes:
IMO exceptions and RAII are orthogonal. The destructor will be called even
if exceptions are not allowed.
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