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Re: Re(2): saving a URL/newbie rant

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 24 May 1996 13:04:46 -0400
Message-Id: <199605241704.NAA17632@www20.w3.org>
To: "LSH" <lsh@lubrizol.com>
Cc: "Eric Prud'hommeaux" <eric@w3.org>, "www-lib%w3.org@interlockp.lubrizol.com" <www-lib@w3.org>
"LSH" writes:

> P.S. People, PLEASE, don't take my rant personally!
> 	Why is that when the conversation is about C and C++ differences 
> 	many people consider it like a religious persecution?!
> 	I am trying to offend every honest and hard working C programmer
> 	just because s/he is not using the latest OO techniques.
> 	I am simply attempting to suggest a better way (IMO -- I know that
> 	many people don't share it!) to approach the problem at hand.

I don't think that anybody are talking this personally - at least they 
shouldn't. My opinion is that we don't have the resources at W3C to rewrite 
libwww in C++ but I also don't think that this is necessary. What _is_ 
feasible, however, would be to build a C++ API on top of the libwww core. 
For example a new HTAccess module with a lot better interface for getting a 
URL in a simple way. This would be a good start!

I just toook a quick count - there are almost 350 subscribers to this 
mailing list and I would be surprised if we should not be able to put 
together a small team that would have as task to write a client API in C++ 
on top of libwww.

We would be happy to provide the disk space and maybe an additional mailing 
list for this.

What do you say?

Received on Friday, 24 May 1996 13:04:49 UTC

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