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

From: "Dave Held" <dave(dot)held(at)arrayservicesgrp(dot)com>
To: <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Woo hoo ... a whole new set of compiler headaches!! :)
Date: 2005-04-22 21:49:54
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Dunstan [mailto:andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net]
> Sent: Friday, April 22, 2005 4:29 PM
> To: Dave Held
> Cc: pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
> Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Woo hoo ... a whole new set of compiler
> headaches!! :)
> [...]
> I didn't mean people can't or shouldn't make suggestions, just
> that beyond a certain point advocacy seems unnecessary.

Fair enough.

> I suspect most people here are already well aware of the 
> advantages and disadvantages of C++.

That's where we disagree.  In my experience, most C++ programmers 
know C, but most C programmers only know C++ through second-hand 
knowledge.  And this community has already professed a fairly 
thorough commitment to C.  I also don't find the rebuttals to the
arguments for migration to be particularly compelling.  In this
case, I wouldn't even ask the core developers to do all the work.  
I would volunteer to do a lot of the grunt work in making the code
base valid C++ (and I suspect several others would as well), and 
doing the other updates to make the code more idiomatic C++.  I 
would only ask them to play along when the style shifts.

> Apologies if I have offended you.

No offense taken.

David B. Held
Software Engineer/Array Services Group
200 14th Ave. East,  Sartell, MN 56377
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