Hi Paul,

> that's a knee-jerk reaction.

Very true.  A regurgitation of a long-held view.

> bert hubert at powerdns found a subset he can live with, and ways to
> enforce it. basically there are no operators overloaded and no
> subclassing.

I've struggled to find something on this, e.g. a guide to contributing
to PowerDNS's source, or Bert talking about it.  I did find Orthodox C++
that has a list of other subsets at the end.

> he wanted new(), and methods, and garbage collection.

GC as in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_pointer#Features ?
So analyse and switch from C pointers to the various C++ kinds?

Cheers, Ralph.


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