Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Nov 2007 21:47 UTC, submitted by yourabi
FreeBSD The second beta of FreeBSD 7 has been released. "The 7.0-BETA2 builds have completed and are on many of the FreeBSD mirror sites. If you want to update an existing machine using cvsup use RELENG_7 as the branch tag. Instructions on using FreeBSD Update to perform a binary upgrade from FreeBSD 6.x to 7.0-BETA2 will be provided via the freebsd-stable list when available." Additionally, there's a discussion on supporting a subset of c++ in the FreeBSD kernel.
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RE: why K/C++ for FreeBSD?
by Brandybuck on Tue 6th Nov 2007 04:12 UTC in reply to "why K/C++ for FreeBSD?"
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Before speaking of the evils of compiler dependency and pushing yourself out of the reach of programmers, I'd be interested in the reasons why they think plain and standard C is not good enough?

Pushing out of the reach of programmers? Sounds like pretty poor programmers! While C++ is certainly "meatier" than C, it's not going to be pushing any competent developer away.

I haven't yet read their article, but C tends to be suitable for low level systems programming, while C++ is more suitable for high level applications programming. The fact that they are considering it, tells me that the want (not need, but want) a higher level of abstraction. Namely objects. You can do OO programming in C, but so what? You can do OO programming in assembly! You use C++ because it makes the OO easier!

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