Re: newbie rant
>I understand that some people on the list do not share my views and
>that my opinions may be a little biased, but I am an ardent C++ fan
>and I believe that a good OO design can solve most of the problems.
I am one of the persons who think the C++ is hype.. and you can write
good object oriented code in plain C. I like the fact that wwwlib is
written in C.
I have been looking and using the wwwlib since beginning this year,
and I do have to agree on the general sentiments here: the
documentation is good only for getting the general overview.
When you want actually to use the library in your application,
documentation fails. A reference manual type thing seems to be missing
(an example of such could be O'reilly & Associates "X Toolkit
Intrinsics Reference Manual"):
- list all functions in the library in alphabetical order,
- for each function, explain what parameters it takes and what
- list related functions
With wwwlib, you have to look at the example applications and library
source, and make guesses.
Markku Savela (firstname.lastname@example.org), Technical Research Centre of Finland
Multimedia Systems, P.O.Box 1203,FIN-02044 VTT,http://www.vtt.fi/tte/staff/msa/