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Re: Woo hoo ... a whole new set of compiler headaches!! :)

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: "Dave Held" <dave(dot)held(at)arrayservicesgrp(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Woo hoo ... a whole new set of compiler headaches!! :)
Date: 2005-04-22 15:56:13
Message-ID: 1417.1114185373@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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"Dave Held" <dave(dot)held(at)arrayservicesgrp(dot)com> writes:
> Yeah, that's good news too, though it definitely helps that
> Postgres is written in C.  Most of the conformance improvements
> are in the C++ front-end and the C++ Standard Library.  Still
> no export though.  I personally believe that projects should 
> move to C++ when possible, but I understand that there is still 
> a perception that C is fundamentally faster.

I dunno about "fundamentally faster", but "fundamentally more stable"
I'd agree with.  C++ has never recovered from being a moving target
for so long.  For a project with any serious ambitions of portability,
it's a pretty risky choice.

			regards, tom lane

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