API question

Jasper Huijsmans jasper at moongroup.com
Mon Oct 21 18:32:19 CEST 2002

On Mon, 21 Oct 2002 11:05:19 -0400
Joe Klemmer <klemmerj at webtrek.com> wrote:

> Biju Chacko wrote:
> >>	Thoughts?
> > 
> > I, personally, am equally comfortable with C++. However, using gtkmm
> > would introduce one more external dependency.
> 	Yeah, that's what I was thinking.  However I just can't get my
> 	brain 
> around C.  C++ is just a little easier for me to grok.  Remind me to
> go off on a rant about idiotic header files and stuff one of these
> days.  ;-)

We need to remind you to start a rant? You must be getting old ;-)

On the C++ issue, it would be rather out of line with the current
project - for instance all the work on the new gui library is C only. To
use it you'd need to write C++ wrappers. Or use the C code directly, but
then what is the point of using C++? 

Anyway, I'm not against anything. It would be interesting to see how far
a gtk+/C++ desktop environment could go. I would have to learn C++ first
though ;-)

Basically I'd say it wouldn't really fit in with current xfce and it
would introduce extra dependencies, but if Olivier thinks it's ok I'd
have no problems with that either.


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