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Part of it is historical reasons, part the perceived overhead of C++ vs C, and part requirements of various Standards (as others have mentioned).

For example, neither Linux nor Windows use C in the kernel, because C++ RTL support for the kernel code does not exist. I did see an article about using C++ in Windows kernel drivers. It worked, assuming that (a) you didn't use things like exceptions, virtual function, etc., and (b) you don't use any RTL function that is not defined in the driver library.

One place I would probably use C in preference to C++ is hard real-time code. Because of the polymorphism support in C++, it is easier to write code with ill-defined latency in C++ than it is in C, but programmers with sufficient talent can do it in both languages. Smile | :)
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