[Biococoa-dev] Optimizations

Jim Balhoff james.balhoff at duke.edu
Tue Sep 7 17:18:15 EDT 2004

Hey guys,

I've just been lurking for a while, but I wanted to jump in with one 
reason I thought of to avoid CoreFoundation - portability.  Currently, 
the BioCocoa website advertises GNUstep compatibility.  The GNUstep 
Foundation works quite well and so it's not too much trouble to stay 
compatible with if you stick to the standard C and Foundation API.  But 
if GNUstep is to be excluded, by all means optimize where needed.

I am hoping to jump into BioCocoa in 2 or 3 months, since it looks like 
I'll be able to do lots more programming in a post-doc I'm trying to 
get after I graduate.  Until then, I'll just keep listening.

- Jim

On Sep 7, 2004, at 2:41 AM, Alexander Griekspoor wrote:

> This is impressive stuff John, well done! My experience with many of 
> the CF classes is a drama, but I might start looking at it as well.
> Where speed is a bottleneck, I have absolutely no problem with these 
> kind of optimizations in internal implementations. I do propose to add 
> some extra lines of comments though, to describe a bit what you do and 
> why you choose to use the CF classes there (for poor soles like me ;-)
> Alex

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