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Re: ITP: libsocket++ - Socket abstraction library for C++

On Wed, Apr 17, 2002 at 12:01:54PM +0200, Simon Richter wrote:

> On Tue, 16 Apr 2002, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > What sort of problems did you have with [Common C++]?
> Well, it adds too many dependencies, doesn't compile too well on
> architectures other than GNU/Linux (it failed on Solaris 2.8), pollutes
> the namespace and (most important) cannot do what we need. Plus it makes
> debugging hard by starting lots of background threads, which is not only
> unnecessary for such a simple app as mine, but also undesired for a shared
> library, which Max is writing. Plus, the dependency on preemptive threads
> makes it fail in strange ways under NetBSD, which has cooperative threads
> by default.

Recent versions of Common C++ use C++ namespaces, so that shouldn't be an
issue anymore.  I've never used it on non-Linux platforms, so I can't speak
to that.  I've never been bothered much by dependencies, since I use Debian
for all development, but libxml is pretty widely available.

 - mdz

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