[Pipet Devel] GConf, Loci, pickles, etc.

Jean-Marc Valin jean-marc.valin at hermes.usherb.ca
Thu Jun 1 14:51:11 EDT 2000

> > Most of the gnome dependancies are inside the GUI, but I use some non-graphical gnome
> > features in de dataflow processor. These wont be hard to remove. Something that can not
> > be removed is glib.
> Yeah, glib is pretty popular now with C programmers.  I thought I heard of a
> library being made just like it, maybe for C++.  Anyone know what I'm talking
> about?

Well, for C++, there's the STL (Standart Template Library) which is now part of
the new ANSI standard. Since it uses templates and is all inline code, it is
very fast, and Overflow makes heavy use of it. Combined with the automatic
reference counting ("smart pointer" style garbage collection), it's possible to
program without ever caring about leaks, array overflows, ... glib is like the C
equivalent of the C++ STL (but more compilcated, because of C).


Jean-Marc Valin
Universite de Sherbrooke - Genie Electrique
valj01 at gel.usherb.ca

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