Re: C++ port of Postgres

From: Gavin Flower <GavinFlower(at)archidevsys(dot)co(dot)nz>
To: dandl <david(at)andl(dot)org>, "'Adam Brusselback'" <adambrusselback(at)gmail(dot)com>, "'Joy Arulraj'" <jarulraj(at)cs(dot)cmu(dot)edu>
Cc: "'kang joni'" <kangjoni76(at)gmail(dot)com>, "'Dmitry Igrishin'" <dmitigr(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: C++ port of Postgres
Date: 2016-08-16 07:52:33
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On 16/08/16 18:24, dandl wrote:
> Just wondering what the end goal is for this project... Is it to just
> maintain an up to date Postgres fork that will compile with a C++
> compiler? Is it to get a conversation going for a direction for
> Postgres itself to move? The former I don't see gaining much traction
> or doing all that much for the state of the project. The latter
> possibly could if the community gets on board.
> I would certainly hope the latter. Having done some work on extension
> functions and an extension language for Postgres, the current
> situation can be quite limiting.
> ·Parts of my code could only be written in C++, so I finished up with
> a mixed build, which is not ideal.
> ·My other issue was dealing with the Datum macros. Type-safe inline
> C++ functions would help reduce dumb errors.
> Not compelling reasons perhaps, but just a vote for a move in that
> direction, some time.
> Regards
> David M Bennett FACS
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> /Andl - A New Database Language -
I note that gcc itself is now written in C++, and so is squid (web

In both cases, part of the motivation to change from C was to appeal to
new developers - from what I remember of the discussions.


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