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Re: "dselect" replacement team

On 14 Apr 1997, Michael Alan Dorman wrote:

> Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@gpu.srv.ualberta.ca> writes:
> > Well, that's debateble, I've been using it for about 4 years now and I
> > find it very usefull, much preferable to straight C.
> What's the biggest project you've created with straight C?  C++?

Hm, a few years back I wrote a GUI and graphics library in C, and C++ I
think would be Emscan or Muse.. They are both pretty big.
> Not that gcc actually completely implements templates.

True, but for the handfull of template classes I usually use that's not an

> Bong!  Wrong answer.  The Alpha port---the first port of Linux which
> has been around for about 2 years---didn't have a working C++ compiler
> until around 6 months ago.

And it does now. Maybe in the future there will be some platform that
doesn't work with G++, then with might be able to dig out some version of
C-Front :P 
Tell me, what was the reason that the Alpha port didn't have a working

> This is a mistaken assumption, and since you're talking about the most
> low-level tool in the debian arsenal, this is a big issue.  C++ would
> be a mistake.

You do know that dselect is already in C++, right? Since this is a dselect
replacment project I wonder if that's really an issue?


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