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From Bill Stoddard <stodd...@raleigh.ibm.com>
Subject Re: cvs commit: apache-2.0/mpm/src/os/unix iol_socket.c iol_socket.h Makefile.tmpl
Date Thu, 24 Jun 1999 22:56:11 GMT
Dean Gaudet wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 24 Jun 1999, Bill Stoddard wrote:
> 
> > Chris Costello wrote:
> > >
> > > On Thu, Jun 24, 1999, Alexei Kosut wrote:
> > > > You know, I really don't mean to troll, but aren't there are other C-like
> > > > languages that are really much better at this sort of thing? Perhaps this
> > > > is a good time to at least seriously think about C++ (or a small subset
of
> > > > it), one more time. So much of the Apache API, past, present and future,
> > > > would benefit from having easily available inheritance and polymorphism
> > > > that I think it may very well be worth the hassle. Maybe.
> > >
> > >    With the overhead that comes with using C++, it would not be
> > > practical for something like the Apache HTTPd.
> > >
> > What overhead are you referring to? It is possible to write very
> > efficient (in term of space and execution time) C++ programs. You need
> > to have a good understanding of how some of the nifty C++ features are
> > translated into the executable code. C++ is not an easy language to grok
> > to the fullest.
> 
> What nifty features are you referring to?

Jeesh, what a sucker I am. The bait was set and I grabbed it! I suppose
nifty is subjective and I don't care to debate it because I'm not a fan
of adopting C++ for Apache. Check out either of Scott Meyers "Effective
C++" books and you'll get an idea of what I mean (maybe). That's all I'm
saying on this topic :-)

-- 
Bill Stoddard
stoddard@raleigh.ibm.com

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