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Subject RE: cvs commit: apache-1.3/src/support htdigest.dsp htpasswd.dsp logresolve.dsp rotatelogs.dsp
Date Thu, 08 Jun 2000 15:04:05 GMT

> > That's why I'm a Unix programmer.  :-)  But the few times I have had to us
> > M$ products, this solution would have been very helpful.
> Which one - being able to avoid them, or having the scripts to make them
> work? :)

HAving the scripts.  :-)

> > > More seriously, what else has/can it be compiled with? Being able to use a
> > > free compiler (either Borland or Cygnus) would be nice; how does the
> > > performance of the resulting code compare, though??
> > 
> > I know OtherBill has said he is continuing to look at the Borland
> > stuff.  We required GPL'ed libraries to build with Cygnus' tools, so we
> > can't distribute that build environment.  Although, I believe there is a
> > link from the web site to Cygnus so that users can grab everything needed.
> Urm - last time I looked, we couldn't distribute MSVC either :-)

:-)  But the modifications to make it work were also GPL'ed IIRC.  We do
the best we can in this situation, and provide a link to the people who
wrote the software. 

> > I have no clue about the performance issues with this though.  :-(  My gut
> > is the performance isn't very good.
> Interestingly, someone did a performance test of Java vs C, and the Cygnus
> compiler actually beat MSVC on quite a few areas. The one big weakness,
> IIRC, was the memory handling being a bit slower.

Might be worth a look then.


Ryan Bloom               
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San Francisco, CA 94131

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