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Re: C++ in inetutils?

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: C++ in inetutils?
Date: 22 Apr 2002 18:15:16 +0200
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* Jeff Bailey writes:
> I am looking at writing an SNMP agent for Radar.  It makes sense to
> me that some generic tools (snmpwalk, etc) could be easily and
> reasonably included in inetutils.

> The problem is that I'd really like to have an OO interface to the
> SNMP modules.  Radar is being coded primarily in C++, so it's a good
> fit.
And what is wrong with C for this purpose?

> We have traditionally stuck to C for inetutils.  Since we've
> recently declared that we don't actively support some of the weirder
> targets (like CRAY), is it acceptable to use C++ for certain
> applications/libraries?

I don't know, are there any good technical reasons over picking C++ instead
of C? I.e. Is there anything that you cannot do in C but you can do in C++?

Alfred M. Szmidt

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