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Java "Oracle and IBM today announced that the companies will collaborate to allow developers and customers to build and innovate based on existing Java investments and the OpenJDK reference implementation. Specifically, the companies will collaborate in the OpenJDK community to develop the leading open source Java environment."
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Well, Stourstrup himself said that there's not a single favored way to use C++, and that not using every feature is not a crime or characterized incompetence.

In my case (kernel development), I currently use it as a very nice superset of C with classes and (very important) function and operator overloading. I also use references from time to time. That's it.

In that case, the sole runtime requirement is to run the constructors before the kernel. Not a big deal, the assembly snippet required in order to do that is only a few lines long.

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