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Re: Convenient array & hash iterators & accessors

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 22:35:08 +0100

> > It would make sense to design type-safe, light-weight container and
> > iterator template wrappers around the APR structures if we decided to
> > write code in C++. Since we're not, "explicit is better than
> > implicit".
>
> I understand the point. I note that "explicit" is not a binary quality:
> there are degrees of it.
>
> I suppose I want to be writing in a higher level language. Maybe I should
> just go ahead and really do so.

Exactly. There's been talk about doing so for much too long without action
(other than attempts - including my own) to find a way to "upgrade" C to
something less verbose and more expressive.

I've been long thinking that there are specific areas which are
more-or-less stand-alone, might be a good place to start this strategy. One
place like that might qualify is the piece of code that deduces the
eligeable revisions in merge tracking. That's the code I'm thinking you're
now working in?

What kind of language were you thinking about? One of the languages that
came to mind is 'lua' which seems to have a pretty strong focus on being
integratable with C code. For lua there are also tools to embed the
compiled bytecode in a C library so the entire higherlevel language can be
fully encapsulated inside our libraries.

-- 
Bye,
Erik.
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Received on 2015-03-06 22:37:09 CET

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