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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject C++
Date Fri, 29 Jan 1999 21:21:46 GMT

My guess would be that taking a mature C program and trying to revamp it to
work in a C++ model is more work and more heartache/madness than simply
writing a new one in C++ from scratch, borrowing liberally perhaps from
other sources, but still a separate development effort.

In fact, I seem to recall Ben Laurie starting up a mailing list to focus on
a C++ rewrite of Apache - Ben, is that list still around?

My personal opinion is that C++ is a frankenstein of a language, and if I
were going to take the time to write a new web server with OO in mind, I'd
do it first in Java, and then code up native methods for any
performance-critical components, such as I/O or regex comparisons, that a
profiling tool shows to be bottlenecks.  


History is made at night;               
  character is what you are in the dark.

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