[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: RFC: Using Standard C++ library components in Octave

From: Mumit Khan
Subject: Re: RFC: Using Standard C++ library components in Octave
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 14:16:18 -0500 (CDT)

[ I'm not subscribed to this list, so please copy me if appropriate ]

On Tue, 3 Jul 2001, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:

> > Is this something we want to do? 
> Yes, I think we should. It will make maintaining, porting, extending, ... 
> Octave easier in the long run.  Doing it incrementally as you suggested
> is probably a good defensive approach.  

That's essentially the motivation for my proposal. As new contributors 
come on line, it's much easier to get started if you're using standard 
components instead of home brewed ones that lack documentation on the 
API.  It's a bit harder sell for Octave, given that it has a rather 
cohesive style throughout, thanks to lack of developers other than jwe. 
Still ...

I would like hear from other folks as to what they think of the idea,
leaving aside the issue of who and when. 

I have had the reality check few times over when it comes to the various 
C++ standard library implementations, especially the subset formerly 
known as STL, so I understand to some degree the practical issues 
involved. I personally don't see any real pitfall here; my answer would
have been very different a few years ago. Of course, all of this assuming
that this is indeed something worthwhile.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]