> -----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.
> 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
320.534.3637 320.253.7800 800.752.8129
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