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Re: A reply to "Diagnosing SVN"

From: Barry Scott <barry_at_barrys-emacs.org>
Date: 2004-01-31 19:08:59 CET

At 30-01-2004 04:25, Greg Hudson wrote:
>On Thu, 2004-01-29 at 21:18, Dave Rolsky wrote:
> > Care to address why Subversion was written in C in the same document?
> > This is actually a serious question.
>
>It doesn't really belong there, since tla (read: Arch) is also written
>in C and there was no criticism in "Diagnosing svn" of Subversion having
>been written in C.
>
>Subversion was written in C because there is a large pool of skilled C
>programmers, because it has an excellent toolset on essentially all
>platforms, and because you can make bindings to C code from a wide
>variety of languages.

The alternative would have been C++. I'm not aware of anywhere that C
runs that C++ does not. I have no idea if you would have found it hard
to find C++ aware programmer's. But you would have had no need for all
the APR list, strings and arrays stuff as they are in std c++ or
libraries like boost. And the code size would have been a lot smaller.

Barry

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