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From "Ron O'Hara" <>
Subject Re: Apache++
Date Sat, 16 May 1998 21:35:59 GMT

My uncolicited comment on the C++ v/s C question is this.

Try to get a head count (rough estimate) of the people who can
read/inspect/debug code written in C++ and in C.

I dont have any numbers but it's a safe bet that 'C' programmers are more
plentiful - after all, all C++ programmers can write C, but the reverse is
not true.

The size of the developer/review population is an important element in any
Open Source project.

Proposing the use of C++ is proposing a reduction in the manpower
available to support Apache.. This directly undermines one of the main
strengths behind the development method of the Apache group.

For my $0.02, thats a bad idea. It outweighs any technical advantage of
one language over another.

Ron O'Hara

On Fri, 15 May 1998, Ben Laurie wrote:

> I have been asked to post the following. Please note that this is
> intended to be an experiment, perhaps leading to a 2.0 candidate, not
> some kind of splinter group.
> Apache++ was initiated to demonstrate that C++ is a viable (even
> preferred) alternative to C to implement a correct, reliable, high
> performance, portable web server based on Apache.
> Interested parties are invited to join the Apache++ mailing list. Send
> mail to for more information.
> Cheers,
> Ben.
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