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c is normally used for writing assemblers and linkers. I want to know, why is c++ not used for writing these system programs? What would be the pros and cons of using c++(object oriented programming) for this purpose?

Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated.
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>> want to know, why is c++ not used for writing
>> these system programs?
Because most assemblers and linkers were written over the last 50 years and C++ was popular for only the last 10.  

The trend certainly won't continue.

For example, C was also populer for OSs in the 70s and 80s so Windows was largly written in C.   But today new development for windows is done in C++.
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