Is Haiku OS written in C++?


#1

I may be thinking of making my own distribution so I wanted to ask if it is written in C++?


#2

Check the language details on our github mirror:


#3

Since i dont like rtfm kind of answers :wink: (sorry phoudoin)
Yes haiku is mainly written in c++. Even a big part of the kernel is c++. (beside of the necessary assembly and c parts). This makes it much easier to understand and maintain.
It provides a good object-oriented API
(i know a lot of good programmer who stared learing programming with BeOS API since it was a charm and good documented)

If you want ot create a Distro of haiku please read through this manual: joy:
https://www.haiku-os.org/community/guidelines_creating_haiku_distribution/


#4

Sorry if my answer sounded like a RTFM one, wasn’t my intention.
My intention was to provide an answer that is based on current reality, not on what people may wrongly think or remember, me included.


#5

Wasnt ment harsch also from my side :smiley:
I just also know how wrong this statics can be
e.g. for my project github says that its mainly written in HTML and 5 % Javascript…
only because i included the doxygen dokumentation :joy:
But it was 90 % C++ :smiley: