What the physical things will be in the case of powertop? Are we talking about device drivers and cpu measurements?


On 31 March 2014 16:48, Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> wrote:
On 3/31/2014 8:43 AM, Bill Vyzas wrote:
Hi all,

I am curious to know why PowerTOP is using C++ as the language of implementation but the majority of the program is written with the C standards. I checked also some other
open source programs like the Gnome Power Manager and its doing the same thing.

I know that C++ can also call C and I also know that there are couple of classes on the program but why use C++ for a few classes when you can have structs, which are
basically classes, instead.

C++ and objects are a very useful paradigm for certain things (especially if they map
to actual physical things)... and powertop uses that.

I'm not one of those people who goes overboard and sees objects for things that are not
really objects, just pieces of data.