Move GDB to C++ ?

Eli Zaretskii eliz@gnu.org
Wed Jul 30 17:52:00 GMT 2008


> Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 14:12:45 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Mark Kettenis <mark.kettenis@xs4all.nl>
> CC: gdb@sourceware.org
> 
> Yes, C++ has some features that make memory management easier in
> theory.  But they're not the magic bullet that their proponents claim
> them to be.

Very true.  In my experience, C++ makes it easier to extend existing
software, but does not make its maintenance (i.e. debugging) easier,
and actually makes it harder to find your way around in an unfamiliar
program (e.g., because overloading makes the source less
self-explanatory).



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