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From Damjan Jovanovic <dam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Development updates
Date Tue, 17 May 2016 18:33:47 GMT
On Sun, May 15, 2016 at 6:06 PM, Kay Schenk <kay.schenk@gmail.com> wrote:

>
>
> On 05/13/2016 11:03 AM, Damjan Jovanovic wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> I've been working with Fred Toussi, a very helpful hsqldb developer, on
>> many CSV handling improvements to hsqldb, in hopes of eventually using
>> hsqldb in place of our dodgy CSV driver in Base (it has far better SQL
>> support, joins, subqueries, many scalar functions, etc.). We both wrote
>> patches, but work remains on a few last issues. This new driver also still
>> has to be developed.
>>
>
> Can you expand on this comment a bit? Although I have not investigated the
> code, I'm assuming you mean we use similar CSV import code for both Calc
> and Base, and that the indigenous CSV provided by hslqdb is better for that
> portion?
>
>
No, we use completely different CSV import code in Calc and in Base.
hsqldb is still worse at CSV, but its SQL support for CSV tables is way
better than ours.


>
>> Also I've begun looking at some academic research into automated
>> conversion
>> of C++ source code into Java, and playing with a few ideas of my own. I've
>> slowly begun making progress developing this converter. It will be a while
>> before it's developed enough and conversion of some parts of AOO can
>> start,
>> but I have hopes that it will make AOO easier to compile, debug and
>> improve
>> by a wider community of developers that it will attract, and make it more
>> stable and secure. If this doesn't save AOO, I doubt anything will.
>>
>> What have the rest of you been up to?
>>
>
> Well, not much for AOO, I'm afraid. :(
> I've had many personal issues over the last few months to attend to.
> Hoping to get back into things very soon -- and replace my aging computer.
> :(
>
>
>> Damjan
>>
>>
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