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From Jason Smith <jason.h.sm...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: make all this extra C optionnal
Date Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:59:53 GMT
+1

Some sort of "CouchDB Core" project or something?


On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 4:51 PM, Benoit Chesneau <bchesneau@gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am thinking to make all this extra C optional in couchdb. By extra C I
> mean:
>
> - snappy compression
> - couch compare function using ICU
> - JS views
> - JSON encoding
>
> Basically anything that is not included in the erlang standard library or
> not in Erlang. The reason for that is to allow a simple distribution on
> different platforms or vms things like erlangonxen. Also it would improve a
> lot the way we can upgrade a full release or change a module live.
>
> First one is easy, the second I don't know I guess we can have a more
> simpler binary comparison is possible or maybe better providing a pure
> erlang implementation of it using ux [1] wich is probably enough faster for
> our need (we only require to compare ids or keys).
>
> We mostly have JS because it's easy to handle for an end-developer and also
> trendy among some circles. But i think we could provide here another
> default. That can be elixir [2] or lua using luerl module [3]. The second
> one may be the easier since it is also provide for free the sandbox we are
> supposed to have in JS. Not sure it is easy to do with elixir.
>
>
> Thoughts?
>
> - benoit
>
> [1] https://github.com/erlang-unicode/ux
> [2] http://elixir-lang.org/
> [3] https://github.com/rvirding/luerl
>

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