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Re: C++ vs. Scheme

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: C++ vs. Scheme
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 20:46:31 +0200
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David Feuer wrote:
What's the rationale behind the division into C++ and Scheme?  I don't
quite see why Lilypond uses C++ and Guile rather than using a serious
Scheme implementation (like PLT) and working to shift code from C++
over to Scheme.

The reason for having C++ is historical.

I'm not certain that using Scheme for everything will lower hackability of the code, eg. I'm still not as fluent in Scheme as in C++ --with all its shortcomings. Also, having opaque C++ objects is convenient, because it makes it easy to enforce invariants and maintain encapsulation.


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